NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the New York Mets rallied past Heath Bell and Miami 3-2 Thursday, the Marlins' fifth straight loss.
Pitching for the first time in a week, and working in a steady drizzle, Bell (0-3) couldn't find the plate. The All-Star closer walked four and threw a whopping 46 pitches.
The Mets trailed 2-1 when David Wright drew a leadoff walk in the ninth. One-out passes to Ike Davis and Josh Thole loaded the bases for Turner, a pinch hitter.
Turner fell behind in the count 0-2 and later fouled off seven pitches before his walk made it 2-all. After a forceout at the plate, Nieuwenhuis hit a one-hopper off the right-field wall.
Before Nieuwenhuis' hit the Mets were 0 for 16 with two walks when batting with the bases loaded this season.
The Mets finished off a three-game sweep on Bell's third blown save in five chances.
Ramon Ramirez (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
PADRES 2, NATIONALS 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay's two-run double off reliever Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning lifted San Diego over Washington.
With the Padres trailing 1-0, Orlando Hudson drew a one-out walk and Cameron Maybin dropped down a bunt single against Clippard (1-2). Kotsay followed with a double to right-center.
Andrew Cashner (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth and Huston Street earned his second save. Three pitchers combined on a four-hitter for San Diego, which improved to 6-14 and averted a three-game sweep.
The NL East-leading Nationals (14-5) had won four straight and eight of 10.
Jayson Werth's home run in the seventh off Padres starter Edinson Volquez snapped a scoreless tie.
Edwin Jackson pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings for the Nationals, who have eight scoreless starts in 19 games this season.