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DeGrom gets first win with 4-0 victory over Miami

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm •  Published: June 21, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — It took eight starts, but Jacob deGrom finally has a win in the big leagues.

deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first Major League win for the New York Mets in a 4-0 victory against the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

"To have a performance like that and get the win feels good," said deGrom. "I have a lot of people here from the Daytona area, which is only about four hours away, and my whole family is here."

deGrom (1-4), who was the first Mets starting pitcher to go winless in his first seven starts, struck out seven as he allowed five hits and issued three walks.

"He had all his pitches working and he was throwing them all for strikes at any count," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "It's a lot of fun to play defense behind him because he works so quickly and effectively."

Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run, his 10th, and Wright had three hits and an RBI for New York, which has won three of four.

It was the second shutout in the series for the Mets as Zack Wheeler tossed a 1-0 shut out on Thursday.

"Right now we're in a little bit of a spell where we're not able to get the consecutive hits and get a little bit of a rally going, but we will," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Jeurys Familia pitched the eighth and Jenrry Mejia came in for the ninth to preserve the shut out.

Marlins starter Tom Koehler (5-6) retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings while striking out eight.

"It was nice to get through seven and get out of the jam in the sixth, but at the same time it's a little frustrating giving up those two runs and not really getting those bunts down — that's really kind of eating at me right now," Koehler said.

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