MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton homered and had his first four-hit game since 2012, driving in three runs to give Jose Fernandez all the support he needed, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.
Miami rocked Jacob deGrom (6-5), who allowed 10 hits and five runs, both season highs, and lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his shortest outing since August.
Fernandez (12-4) gave up two runs in seven innings to match his career high for victories, achieved in his 2013 rookie season. He also had two hits, hiking his average to .265, and drove in the first run.
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Fernandez improved to 26-1 with a 1.47 ERA in 37 starts at Marlins Park.
Home Run Derby winner Stanton put Miami ahead to stay in the third inning when he hit a majestic two-run homer off the left-field scoreboard above the 401-foot sign. He added an RBI single in the fourth, and singled in the first and sixth, hiking his average to .241 after a prolonged slump.
DeGrom was coming off the first complete game of his career, a one-hit shutout in his last start, but his anticipated pitcher's duel with Fernandez failed to materialize. The Mets right-hander allowed at least two baserunners in every inning he worked, and his ERA rose to 2.73.
DeGrom's best moment came at the plate, where he doubled to lead off the third, his first extra-base hit since July 2015. He scored on a single by Yoenis Cespedes, and James Loney's sacrifice fly gave the Mets a 2-1 lead.
But that was all they managed against Fernandez. He hit 99 mph in the first inning, and his final pitch was a 98-mph fastball to Cespedes for strike three.
Christian Yelich led off the Miami third with a single, and Stanton dented the scoreboard with a homer that landed between the words BALLS and STRIKES. Stanton has six homers in 10 games against the Mets this year, including three this month off deGrom.
Yelich had three of the Marlins' 16 hits, and Martin Prado drove in two runs.
Miami's Ichiro Suzuki grounded out as a pinch hitter to end the eighth and remained four hits shy of 3,000.
Mets: 1B Lucas Duda (back) visited the team, took swings for the first time since his injury and said he hopes to be ready for a rehab assignment in a couple of weeks. "I feel good. I'm progressing on the right track," said Duda, who hasn't faced pitching yet.
Marlins: 2B Dee Gordon went 2 for 13 in his first four games with Triple-A New Orleans as he prepares to return next week from an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said reports regarding Gordon's progress have been encouraging. "He's swinging the bat good and looks good for a guy who hasn't played in a while," Mattingly said.
LHP Steven Matz (7-6, 3.56) is scheduled to start Sunday for the Mets in the rubber game of the series against RHP Jose Urena (1-1, 6.23). Matz is 0-2 with a 7.07 ERA in three career starts against Miami.