The New York Mets managed to avoid falling into last place in the NL East, beating the cellar-dwelling Miami Marlins 7-3 behind a big game by Scott Hairston.

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New York, which also got a solo homer from Ike Davis, had lost nine straight at home since beating Houston on Aug. 26. The Mets won for only the fifth time in their last 30 games at Citi Field and ended a team-record streak of 16 home games without scoring more than three runs.

Hairston hit a two-run homer and an RBI triple.

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