Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings and Kelly Johnson hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Citi FIeld.
The Cardinals and Pirates lost, moving the Mets to just two losses back of the second Wild Card.
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What's on Tap for Thursday, Sept. 1
The Mets (69-64) wrap up their four-game series against the Marlins (67-66) at Citi Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.
Michael Conforto, Kevin Plawecki, Ty Kelly and Gabriel Ynoa are set to join the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jacob deGrom (2.96 ERA, 1.17 WHIP), who returns to the rotation after three extra days of rest to start for the Mets, will be opposed by Jose Urena (5.83 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) for Miami.
For every Mets home run hit at Citi Field® this season, Citi will show their appreciation to No Kid Hungry with a $2,000 donation to help fight childhood hunger. Every dollar donated provides 10 healthy meals. Thanks to a home run from Wilmer Flores during Wednesday night's home game against the Marlins, Citi is donating another $2,000 to help fight childhood hunger.
To see this season's grand total to date, visit mets.com/citi.