NEW YORK -- The Miami Marlins had T-shirts printed before the season that read "27 outs ... no more" on the back. They might as well leave those shirts at home when they play the New York Mets.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning for the Marlins, who came back from a four-run deficit to beat the Mets 7-6 on Saturday night in the latest extra-inning game between the teams at Citi Field.
"Sometimes you've got to get more (outs)," Saltalamacchia said with a grin.
Of the 21 games the Mets and Marlins have played since the start of 2013, six have gone to extra innings. The Marlins are 4-2 in those games, including 3-1 at Citi Field, where Miami beat New York 2-1 in 20 innings last June 8 in the longest game in the majors in 2013.
"We don't like extra innings at all," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said with a laugh. "(Seems) like we get in a lot of extra-inning games with (the Mets)."
The Marlins appeared likely to lose in nine innings on Saturday, when the Mets raced out to a 5-1 lead after three innings and chased Miami starter Kevin Slowey after four.
But the Marlins stormed back in the sixth, when they scored five runs on five hits -- all of which were delivered on the first pitch. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, the second batter of the inning, hit a two-run homer off suddenly beleaguered Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia and pinch-hitter Reed Johnson ended the inning with a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carlos Torres.
"Our guys were just continuing to be aggressive," Redmond said. "I think sometimes you can take advantage of a team that has a four- or five-run lead on you by being aggressive. And I think tonight we were able to do that."
The five runs were more than the Marlins had scored in any of their previous five games. They scored less than five runs in 14 of their first 23 games.
"Keep going, keep swinging," said Stanton, who leads the National League with 29 RBI. "We saw what we could do in one inning."
The five-run inning for the Marlins was the biggest by any Mets opponent this season and more runs than the Mets had surrendered in any of their preceding six games. They gave up less than five runs in 15 of their first 23 games.
"The balls started getting left up and the Marlins were putting good swings on it and balls were finding holes," Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud said of the sixth inning. "They got a lot of runners (on base) and they did what they needed to do."
The Mets tied the score with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, when d'Arnaud scored from second after a throwing error by Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on shortstop Omar Quintanilla's infield single -- the only hit for the Mets in the final seven innings.
Left-handers Dan Jennings and Mike Dunn combined to allow one baserunner in three innings before Saltalamacchia homered just beyond the wall in left-center field on the sixth pitch he saw from Mets right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.
Right-hander Steve Cishek, whose streak of 33 straight saves ended when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss on Friday, worked around a one-out walk in the 10th to preserve the win for Dunn and give the Marlins just their second road victory in 11 games this season.
"We haven't felt the pressure of, hey, we're on the road, we're out of this," Saltalamacchia said. "We had a pitcher up there that was throwing the ball well and we kind of waited him out and (were) able to score some runs on him."
Second baseman Derek Dietrich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria each had RBI singles for the Marlins and third baseman Casey McGehee was 3-for-5.
Slowey allowed five runs, five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Right fielder Bobby Abreu hit a two-run homer and first baseman Lucas Duda delivered a two-run single in the first as the Mets (13-11) had their three-game winning streak snapped.
"We kind of built the lineup today to see if we could score early, which we did," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We just couldn't add on."
Mejia, who allowed one run and four hits through five innings, ended up tying a career-high by surrendering six runs, eight hits and one walk while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings.
NOTES: The game started on time despite a steady two-hour rain that forced a quick end to the Mets' batting practice. ... With OF Chris Young battling an illness, RF Curtis Granderson received his first start in center field as a member of the Mets. Center field is a familiar position for Granderson, who has made 1,063 of his 1,106 major league starts in center. ... Mets CF Juan Lagares, who is on the disabled list with a pulled right hamstring, received more than a dozen at-bats in extended spring training. The Mets hope he can return during a nine-game road trip that begins Tuesday. ... Marlins INF Rafael Furcal, who has been out all season with a left hamstring strain, suffered a right groin injury during a rehab game on Friday with Double-A Jacksonville. Manager Mike Redmond said the Marlins are hopeful that Furcal can play again Sunday. ... The Marlins and Cubs (2-8 away from Wrigley Field) are the only teams in baseball with fewer than three road wins.