Mets strike first, tie it late, but fall to Marlins

There was nothing flashy about Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,051th MLB hit, other than the placement and perfect timing. The slapped pinch-hit single through the hole at short in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run in the Marlins’ 6-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

The exit velocity of the RBI single was a mere 87.8 mph, and according to Statcastâ„¢, the hit probability was just 29 percent. To the Marlins, the single was highly impactful because it helped them take the series opener against the Mets at a time both clubs are looking to track toward the .500 mark and into contention.

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