NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Johan Santana pitched a three-hit shutout and the New York Mets kept their playoff hopes alive Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Florida Marlins.
The victory left the Mets a game and a half behind first-place Philadelphia in the National League East and a half-game behind Milwaukee in the wild-card race. The Phillies and Brewers both played later.
The Mets will play their final regular-season game at Shea Stadium Sunday.
Santana, walked three batters and struck out nine while raising his record to 16-7 in his last start this season.
David Wright and Carlos Beltran had two hits apiece for the Mets.
Three players had one hit for the Marlins, who recorded a 6-1 victory Friday night.
Losing pitcher Ricky Nolasco (15-8) surrendered two earned runs and five hits in seven innings with one walk and 10 strikeouts.
It was his first loss to the Mets in five career decisions.