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NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Niewenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Mets rallied past Heath Bell and Miami 3-2 Thursday, the Marlins' fifth straight loss.
After the game, the Mets said starter Mike Pelfrey has a partial tear of a ligament in his right elbow and most likely will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
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, Niewenhuis hit a one-hopper off the right-field wall.
Before Niewenhuis' 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 with a true walk-off win, thanks to Bell's wildness. Bell has blown three of five save chances in his first year with the Marlins.
It was the second time this series that the Marlins walked four consecutive batters. Four pitchers combined to do it Tuesday night.
Ramon Ramirez (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez and most of the Marlins remained stuck in hitting slumps. Miami scored a total of only six runs during its five-game trip to Washington and Citi Field.
Reyes was hitless in four tries and went 1 for 12 in his first series against his former team. Booed loudly in every at-bat, the fleet leadoff man grounded into a close, inning-ending double play in the eighth with runners at the corners.
Ramirez, the former NL batting champion, also was hitless in four at-bats and is an 0-for-20 rut.
Starters Jonathon Niese of the Mets and Ricky Nolasco each pitched seven sharp innings.
Niese gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings, walking none and striking out six. Nolasco allowed one run and five hits.
The Mets won while starting an entirely homegrown lineup for the first time since 1971.
Gaby Sanchez made it 1-all with his first home run of the season, a long drive leading off the Miami third.
Omar Infante hit a leadoff double in the Miami fifth and took third on a bloop single by Giancarlo Stanton -- the Marlins had been hitless in their previous 24 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Befitting their recent offensive woes, the Marlins then went ahead without a hit, getting a run when Sanchez bounced into a double play.
Ramirez, Reyes and Stanton all had early fielding problems. Stanton dropped a long fly to right field by Nieuwenhuis leading off the Mets' first for a triple and Ruben Tejada followed with a sacrifice fly.
Wright later grounded a double down the third base line past Ramirez. The converted shortstop tapped his glove when the ball was hit, anticipating a play, but let it get past him. A trainer came from the dugout to check if Ramirez was OK.
In the second, Reyes seemed to nonchalantly chase a soft liner by Davis. The ball glanced off the All-Star shortstop's glove and was ruled a single.
NOTES: Mets Triple-A OF Adam Loewen was put on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right foot.
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
Ruben Tejada SS
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda RF
Ike Davis 1B
Josh Thole C
Jordany Valdespin LF
Jon Niese LHP
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New York was 34-47 at home, including 15-21 vs. the NL East.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Scott Hairston – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
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