MIAMI (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and the New York Mets took over first place in the NL East, routing the Miami Marlins 12-1 Monday night.
Fresh off sweeping Washington, the Mets won their fourth in a row and moved a game ahead of the Nationals for the division lead.
There was a brief delay with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning after Tomas Telis lost control of his bat and it flew into the seats, hitting a fan in the neck. The man was sitting with an ice pack in a tunnel underneath the stands after the game. The Marlins said they would monitor him and expected he soon would be OK to go home.
Cespedes, acquired last week from Detroit, played for the...