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Scott Hairston

Cespedes hits 3 doubles, Mets top Marlins, take NL East lead

The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. "Very nice, a good night for him," manager Terry Collins said. "That's why we got him. We got him to be that guy in the middle of the lineup who drives in those big runs." The Mets obtained Cespedes from Detroit right before Friday's trade deadline. Playing for the third time with New York, he tied the team record for doubles in a game. Fresh off...