Jackson 1st MLB HR, Neidert 1st win as Marlins beat Mets 5-4

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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nick Neidert throws during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI — Newly acquired Alex Jackson hit his first career home run, Nick Neidert earned his first big league win and the Miami Marlins beat the NL East-leading New York Mets 5-4.

Isan Díaz also homered, Bryan De La Cruz had three hits and Lewis Brinson had two hits and scored twice for the last-place Marlins, who have won the first two of the four-game series.

Home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected New York manager Luis Rojas before the bottom of the seventh.

The Mets have lost five of six and are 8-11 since the All-Star break.

The Mets were limited to five hits by Neidert and four relievers.

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