It took a couple of games for the new Mets outfielder to get comfortable, but he showed the impact he'll have on an offense on Monday.
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.
Final: Mets 12, Marlins 1
Yoenis Cespedes tallied 3 doubles and 4 RBIs and Bartolo Colon tossed 8 innings of 1-run ball as New York took over sole possession of first place in the NL East with its 4th consecutive win. Box score
Mets playing in unfamiliar territory
New York takes the field tonight vs. the Marlins with at least a share of first place for the first time this late in a season since Sept. 19, 2008. Tonight's pitching matchup: Bartolo Colon (Mets) vs. Tom Koehler (Marlins). Follow live
More roster turnover in Miami
Last week's deals have left the Marlins with few players contracted beyond this season. Speaking of this season, Christian Yelich was about the only potent Miami bat during July. MLB Power Rankings
The Mets enter Monday's game against the Marlins with at least a share of first place for the first time this late in a season since Sept. 19, 2008.
A look at the rumors around the major leagues, beginning with the future of Chase Utley in Philadelphia.
Cash over talent for GM Hill
Miami GM Mike Hill dumped plenty of money at the deadline, but forgot to add baseball. All the Marlins' returns were mid- if not low-level prospects. GM deadline grades (Insider)
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a three-run home run off Brandon Maurer with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins topped the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Sunday.
Marlins blow it, then walk off
Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria made up for closer A.J. Ramos blowing a save by clubbing a 3-run walk off home run in the 9th. Ramos had allowed two runs in the top half of the frame, depriving Miami's Jose Fernandez of his 16th straight win at home. Box score
Have a day Jose Fernandez
The Marlins righty, in just his 6th start since Tommy John surgery, has a season-high 112 pitches through 6 scoreless innings. He has 10 K's, and 2 walks and 4 hits allowed. With a 2-0 lead, he is in line for his 16th straight home win. Follow live
Jose Fernandez keeps rolling
Since coming back from Tommy John surgery July 2, the Marlins righty is 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 5 starts. Through 2 innings today vs. the Padres, he has 4 K's, giving up 0 runs and 2 hits. Follow live
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Fernandez at home = trouble for Padres
Marlins SP Jose Fernandez tests his 15-0 career home record (23 starts) vs. San Diego. The RHP's insane home ERA is 1.19 ERA in 151.2 innings. The Padres, winners of 4 in a row, counter with James Shields. Follow live
Stanton recovery slower than expected
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within 6 weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but the progress isn't going as expected. "Definitely slower," Stanton said. "That's the generation of your whole swing is that turnover [with] your hand and your wrist. I know what a sore wrist feels like, and now with a broken hand and the sore wrist, it takes a little longer."
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within six weeks of surgery on his fractured left wrist, but slow progress in recovery means he'll be out longer than expected.
Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night.
Marlins' yard sale embarrassing for fans
The Marlins gave away some quality pieces and didn't get much in return at the trade deadline. With the front office yet again pinching pennies, Miami's fans are the biggest losers in this situation, writes Michael Baumann. Grantland: Deadline winners, losers
Marlins save money
Trading Mat Latos and Dan Haren without getting a single prospect on the other team's radar isn't exactly getting value. ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski ranks the Marlins last on his list. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)
Prado may still be traded
The Marlins seem inclined to hang on to Martin Prado, but his high salary and low production could mean he would get through waivers unclaimed. Could Miami trade him in August? Crasnick: August trade candidates
Baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but there still could be more moves coming in August. Jerry Crasnick identifies players who could change teams this month.
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