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Martinez hits 2-run homer in 9th as Mets rally past Marlins 3-2 and Díaz wins in return from IL

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Martinez hits 2-run homer in 9th as Mets rally past Marlins 3-2 and Díaz wins in return from IL
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Martinez hits 2-run homer in 9th as Mets rally past Marlins 3-2 and Díaz wins in return from IL

2024-06-14 11:04 Last Updated At:11:11

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

The one-out drive off Tanner Scott made a winner of Edwin Díaz (2-1) in his return from the injured list. The star closer threw his first pitch to the backstop but worked a perfect inning with one strikeout.

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Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon reacts after being caught stealing second base during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

Miami Marlins pitcher Roddery Muñoz throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins pitcher Roddery Muñoz throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets pitcher Luis Severino throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets pitcher Luis Severino throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jake Burger hits a home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jake Burger hits a home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (6) walks to the dugout during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (6) walks to the dugout during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo, left, and Starling Marte head to the dugout after the top of the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo, left, and Starling Marte head to the dugout after the top of the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Jeff McNeil (1) slap hands after Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon was out at second on a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Jeff McNeil (1) slap hands after Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon was out at second on a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and outfielder DJ Stewart (29) douse J.D. Martinez (28) after Martinez hit a game-winning, two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and outfielder DJ Stewart (29) douse J.D. Martinez (28) after Martinez hit a game-winning, two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Francisco Lindor drew a leadoff walk in the Mets ninth before Brandon Nimmo struck out. Lindor stole second and Martinez won it one pitch later by hitting Scott’s 3-1 slider into the Marlins’ bullpen beyond the right-center fence for the first game-ending homer of his 14-year career.

“It feels great,” Martinez said. “I’ve never done it before. I didn’t know how to act coming home and stuff. It was definitely cool. I’ve hit a lot of late-inning home runs and hits, but never a walk-off homer.”

It was Martinez's first game-ending hit since a double for Boston to beat Tampa Bay on April 6, 2021.

The six-time All-Star has 321 home runs, including six in his first season with New York, which signed the slugger late in spring training.

“I’m happy for him. Obviously, we needed that,” Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said.

Díaz threw 15 pitches and averaged 98.4 mph on his seven four-seam fastballs before the Mets got their sixth walk-off win by rallying against Scott (5-5), who hadn’t allowed a run since April 16.

“I’m feeling 100 percent,” Díaz said. “I was throwing 99, 100 (mph) today. I didn’t do that earlier in the season.”

The Mets won for the eighth time in 12 games despite getting only three hits. New York was held hitless by Marlins rookie starter Roddery Muñoz until Harrison Bader singled with one out in the sixth.

New York scored its first run when Starling Marte grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Jake Burger homered off Mets starter Luis Severino in the sixth and Jazz Chisholm Jr. went deep off Drew Smith in the seventh, but the NL-worst Marlins lost for the second time in 18 games when leading after eight innings.

“Three up-and-away pitches — too much to J.D.,” said Scott, who blew his second save in 10 opportunities. "He almost got me the other day. And then of course I threw a slider that he got to and that’s his honey hole. Just missed location.”

Making his fifth career start, Muñoz allowed one hit in six innings. He struck out five, walked one and permitted just three baserunners in an 81-pitch outing.

“It’s really good stuff,” Miami manager Skip Schumaker said. “He’s going to be really good. He just has some work to do.”

Severino yielded one run and seven hits in six innings. He was dealing with a blister on his right toe after fielding a bunt single by Chisholm in the fifth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: LHP Danny Young was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Díaz, who had been sidelined since May 29 with a right shoulder impingement. Before going on the IL, the struggling reliever blew three straight save chances and four out of five. He also squandered a four-run lead in the ninth inning May 18 at Miami but was not charged with a blown save.

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Miami had not announced a starter for Friday’s series opener at Washington. MacKenzie Gore (5-5, 3.57 ERA) pitches for the Nationals.

Mets LHP Sean Manaea (3-3, 4.30 ERA) opposes Padres RHP Matt Waldron (4-5, 3.76) in the opener of a three-game series at home Friday night.

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Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon reacts after being caught stealing second base during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon reacts after being caught stealing second base during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins pitcher Roddery Muñoz throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins pitcher Roddery Muñoz throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets pitcher Luis Severino throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets pitcher Luis Severino throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jake Burger hits a home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jake Burger hits a home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (6) walks to the dugout during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (6) walks to the dugout during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo, left, and Starling Marte head to the dugout after the top of the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo, left, and Starling Marte head to the dugout after the top of the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Jeff McNeil (1) slap hands after Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon was out at second on a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Jeff McNeil (1) slap hands after Miami Marlins' Nick Gordon was out at second on a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. celebrates his home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and outfielder DJ Stewart (29) douse J.D. Martinez (28) after Martinez hit a game-winning, two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and outfielder DJ Stewart (29) douse J.D. Martinez (28) after Martinez hit a game-winning, two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

HANOI, Vietnam--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 15, 2024--

Global technology corporation FPT recently announced the Chief Executive Officer for the Chinese market (FPT China), aiming to intensify the IT firm’s local footprint, business growth, and delivery capability in the world's second-largest economy.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240714846872/en/

This move allows FPT China to further offer Chinese enterprises localized digital transformation services, tailored technology solutions, and strategic consulting to navigate the country's unique market dynamics and drive sustainable growth. Leveraging a strong workforce and a comprehensive network of local offices, nearshore development centers, and offshore delivery centers, the company is poised to support clients across diverse sectors in China and other major IT service markets worldwide.

Tuan brings 20 years of growth and operational expertise to FPT China. Before assuming the role, he held various senior positions in FPT Software, a subsidiary of FPT, notably Director of Telecommunication & Public Service and CEO of FPT Dalian. Tuan's strategic acumen and extensive experience championed several projects in the Japanese market, one of the company's key markets.

As the APAC region ramps up AI, semiconductors, and automotive sectors with governments' supportive policies, large-scale research funding, and attractive incentives, China holds an influential, pioneering role in Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, and FinTech solutions and technologies. Tuan's expertise and comprehensive market understanding are expected to accelerate growth for FPT China and affirm FPT's position as a trusted technology partner.

“China is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic markets for digital technologies, offering fast-paced advancements, competitive cost, enhanced time-to-market, and a large pool of potential customers. The surge in Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart mobility, and green transformation here strongly aligns with FPT's strategic direction,” Tuan said.

Entered China in 2017, FPT has established a solid presence in the market, with offices and delivery centers in strategic locations, including Shanghai, Nanning, Suzhou, and, most recently, Dalian. In the next five years, the IT firm’s primary focuses remain automotive and AI while targeting other domains like finance services and healthcare. It has formed strategic partnerships with major Chinese players in the automotive and semiconductor sectors.

FPT China also plans to expand its local workforce to 3,000 employees in the next three to five years, committing to close collaborations with universities and other educational institutions in China to provide ICT training and career opportunities.

About FPT Corporation

FPT Corporation (FPT) is a globally leading technology company headquartered in Vietnam. FPT operates in three core sectors: Technology, Telecommunications, and Education. During over three decades of development, FPT has constantly provided practical and effective products to millions of people and tens of thousands of business and non-business organizations worldwide, establishing Vietnam’s position on the global tech map. Keeping up with the latest market trends and emerging technologies, FPT has developed the Made-by-FPT ecosystem of services, products, solutions, and platforms, which enables sustainable growth for organizations and businesses and offers distinctive experiences to customers. In 2023, FPT recorded a total revenue of US$2.17 billion and 48,000+ employees. For more information, please visit https://fpt.com.vn/en.

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