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Stanton 3-run homer helps Marlins beat Mets 10-7


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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer off Gonzalez Germen in the sixth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 10-7 Monday to improve to 5-0 against their NL East rival in spring training.

Pinch-hitter Reed Johnson led off the fourth with a home run against Mets starter John Lannan.

''He looks great and confident and is feeling good,'' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. ''His at-bats have been great and this is, hopefully, a sign of big things to come for the season.''

STARTING TIME:

Mets: Lannan gave up five runs, eight hits and four walks in 3 1-3 innings.

''I just had a bad day and I couldn't find the strike zone,'' Lannan said. ''I kept missing the plate: curve ball, slider, everything was falling off.''

Marlins: Henderson Alvarez, making his third start of spring training, struck out five in four innings, allowing one run, three hits and two walks.

''I attacked the zone and the hitters,'' Alvarez said through an interpreter. ''I tried to throw all my pitches for strikes.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: Left-hander Jonathon Niese received a cortisone injection in the back of his left elbow Monday and s cleared to resume throwing later this week.

Niese underwent a MRI and an examination by team physician Dr. David Altchek in New York, and the Mets said the left-hander does not have ligament damage. After consulting pitching coach Dan Warthen, the Mets said Niese will wait 48-to-72 hours before he resumes throwing.

Marlins: Rafael Furcal, who played in Friday's game against the Mets, and Ed Lucas are still dealing with hamstring problems. Greg Dobbs is benched with a leg injury.

TRANSACTIONS:

The Marlins optioned right-hander Sam Dyson, left-hander Brian Flynn and catcher Rob Brantly to Triple -A New Orleans; optioned left-hander Edgar Olmos to Double A Jacksonville and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp: left-handers Adam Conley, Andrew Heaney, James Leverton, Greg Nappo and Josh Spence; right-handers Bryan Evans, Rett Varner and Nick Wittgren; catcher Austin Barnes; infielders Danny Black, Mark Canha and Colin Moran; and outfielder Joe Benson.

SOME NO-HIT BUZZ:

The Marlins still were talking about their four-pitcher no-hitter against the New York Yankees during a split-squad game in Panama City on Saturday. Starter Brad Hand pitched five innings, and Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos and Arquimedes Caminero followed.

''Some guys had no idea that there was no-hitter going on,'' said Hand, noting the scoreboard only showed the runs. ''I knew I didn't give up a hit. I don't even think Caminero knew that a no-hitter was going on when he was pitching the ninth.''

Noted for his control, Hand is not guaranteed the fifth spot in the rotation. Incumbent Tom Koehler is projected as the probable fifth starter.

''It's obviously a confident booster but I'm coming out here and trying to pitch so I'll win a spot,'' Hand said.

Redmond said Hand was impressive to watch as he handled the Yankees and a pro-Yankees crowd of 27,000.

''He was great, the best I've ever seen him,'' Redmond said. ''He was in complete control and threw everything for strikes.''

 
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Players of the Game
Miami

G. Stanton
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
New York

A. Recker
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
New York Mets
Matt den Dekker , CF2000221.353.439.441
a-Matt Clark , PH-DH1012000.258.303.323
Ruben Tejada , SS3010021.120.154.160
Kirk Nieuwenhuis , CF2110113.300.432.533
b-Eudy Pina , PH-CF12100001.0001.0001.000
Zach Lutz , 1B4111124.308.321.692
Eric Campbell , 3B4000102.313.371.438
Anthony Recker , C3021010.296.406.444
c-Brian Burgamy , PH-LF1100102.286.444.286
Juan Centeno , C4001003.182.231.182
Anthony Seratelli , SS4121010.242.265.303
Omar Quintanilla , SS2000011.167.200.208
Danny Muno , 2B0100200.154.389.154
Matt Reynolds , SS2000002.400.400.400
Totals3379681019  
a-Singled for M den Dekker in the 8th.
b-Singled for K Nieuwenhuis in the 8th.
c-Walked for A Recker in the 8th.
BATTING
RBI - M Clark 2 (5); Z Lutz (6); A Recker (3); J Centeno (1); A Seratelli (4)
SF - J Centeno (1)
New York Mets
John Lannan (L,0-2) 3.18554114.76
Jose Valverde 1.20000203.86
Scott Rice 0.22220003.18
Gonzalez Germen 0.11110017.71
Zack Wheeler 0.00000000.84
Beck Wheeler 1.00000000.00
Cory Mazzoni 1.012210016.20
Miami Marlins
Adeiny Hechavarria , SS4130002.250.237.333
  Juan Diaz , PR-SS1211000.400.500.500
Christian Yelich , LF3100104.222.317.222
Giancarlo Stanton , RF3213112.306.350.611
Garrett Jones , 1B4121011.158.179.289
Jarrod Saltalamacchia , C4022000.226.294.419
Jeff Baker , 2B3010011.292.370.333
Marcell Ozuna , RF2000102.135.298.243
Casey McGehee , 3B3000103.222.282.306
Henderson Alvarez , SP1000002.000.000.000
a-Reed Johnson , PH-LF1111000.393.433.571
Austin Nola , 2B1210100.333.412.333
Derek Dietrich , PH-3B1000000.323.400.516
Jake Marisnick , CF1000001.333.400.481
Matt Angle , RF1000000.316.381.421
Ty Wigginton , 1B1000000.160.276.200
Totals34101285318  
a-Homered for H Alvarez in the 4th.
BATTING
2B - J Diaz (1); G Jones (2)
HR - G Stanton (3); R Johnson (1)
RBI - J Diaz (2); G Stanton 3 (9); G Jones (4); J Saltalamacchia 2 (5); R Johnson (6)
BASERUNNING
SB - C Yelich (2)
CS - J Saltalamacchia (1)
Miami Marlins
Henderson Alvarez (W,2-1) 4.03112501.69
Chris Hatcher 1.02001200.00
Henry Rodriguez 2.00001301.50
Chaz Roe 0.235520012.86
Carter Capps (S,1) 1.11112003.68