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.