Mets Vs. Marlins, Game 3 Final Score: Ninth-Inning Rally Propels New York To Sweep

Rookie outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis' two-out, bases-load single to right field was the cap on a two-run ninth inning rally for the New York Mets who completed a three-game series sweep of the Miami Marlins on Thursday. The victory helped the Mets (11-8) earn their second sweep and third series win in the month of April.

New York entered the bottom of the ninth down 2-1, and rallied behind four walks from Marlins big-money closer Heath Bell. David Wright, Ike Davis, Josh Thole and Justin Turner each walked, respectfully, which allowed the score to be tied at 2-2. After Scott Hairston grounded out for the second out, Nieuwenhuis hit a 1-0 pitch over the head of a drawn-in Mike Stanton in right field.

Ramon Ramirez earned the win, as he tossed two-scoreless innings of relief. Ramirez came in for starting pitcher Jon Niese who tossed seven innings allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six.

Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 at the plate for the Mets, who as a team collected just six hits.

On Friday, New York travels West to take on the Colorado Rockies in a three-game set at Coors Field.

For more on the Mets, please be sure to check out our blog Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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