Jorge Cantu homered twice and drove in five runs and the Florida Marlins ended one of the wilder rides in baseball history, beating the New York Mets, 7-4, Tuesday night to end a seven-game losing streak.
The Marlins’ skid started immediately after they’d won seven in a row. Florida became the first NL team to win at least seven straight and also lose at least seven straight in April, the Elias Sports Bureau said.
Cantu hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, then lined a tiebreaking, three-run drive in the seventh.
Burke Badenhop (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth in a game with whipping winds that made every popup an adventure in the late innings, and Cantu was charged with an error when he misplayed one.