Wheeler, Mets shut out Marlins

Zack Wheeler scattered eight hits over eight scoreless innings Tuesday night for the red-hot New York Mets, who locked up another series win with a 5-0 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins.Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer and Pete Alonso added a solo blast for the Mets, who have won the first three games of the four-game series and 12 of their past 13 to move two games over .500 (58-56) for the first time since April 24.New York, which has won five straight series and seven of eight since the All-Star break, earned its fifth consecutive victory.Miami has dropped five games in a row and seven of eight.The Marlins generated plenty of traffic against Wheeler (9-6), who allowed at least one baserunner in every inning. However, the right-hander was impressively efficient as he struck out five, walked one and induced 13 ground-ball outs while throwing 101 pitches, including 72 for strikes. It was the second straight scoreless start for Wheeler, who blanked the Chicago White Sox over seven innings while earning the win on Thursday.Miami hit into four double plays, stranded eight runners and went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

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