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Bruce, Mets jump out early, hold on in Miami

Given an opening Thursday night, Jay Bruce took advantage — twice. The Mets’ veteran right fielder laced a two-out RBI single in a two-run first inning, and after a Miami error in the third, he delivered a run-scoring double in a three-run frame.

Seth Lugo capitalized on the early run support, turning in a six-inning quality start, and the Mets defeated the Marlins, 6-3, at Marlins Park to jump ahead of Miami into third place in the National League East.

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