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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 stands and hit a fan. There was no immediate word on the extent of the man's injury.

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Cespedes, acquired last week from Detroit, played for the third time with the Mets and tied the team record for doubles in a game. He drove in four runs.

Bartolo Colon (10-10) had lost six straight decisions. He pitched eight innings and allowed one run.

Tom Koehler (8-8) was tagged in the Marlins' most-lopsided loss of the season.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Zack Godley pitched six scoreless innings to continue a stellar start to his career, and Arizona homered four times to send Washington to a fourth straight loss.

Nick Ahmed homered and had four hits as the Diamondbacks improved to 5-2 on their 10-game, bi-coastal road trip.

Godley (3-0) won two of those games, and with Monday's victory he becomes the second Arizona pitcher to win in each of his first three major league outings.

David Peralta and Welington Castillo added back-to-back homers off Nationals starter Doug Fister (4-7) and Jake Lamb hit a high-arcing shot in the ninth in Jonathan Papelbon's home debut in Washington.

Fister allowed five runs over six innings.


TORONTO (AP) - David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking home run and Toronto beat Minnesota in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.

Price (10-4) allowed one run and three hits. He threw 119 pitches, two shy of his season high.

Acquired from Detroit last Thursday for a trio of minor league left-handers, Price received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 45,766 as he walked in from the bullpen before the game.

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was among those on hand to watch Price work on a sunny afternoon.

The lefty struck out the first two batters he faced and set down four straight before Torii Hunter homered in the second. It was the 12th home run surrendered by Price in 10 career starts at Rogers Centre.