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Stanton blasts power Marlins

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton hit two long homers to match his career high with five RBIs, powering Wei-Yin Chen and the Marlins to a 5-2 victory that snapped the Mets' five-game winning streak Tuesday night.

Chen pitched seven three-hit innings, spoiling Jose Reyes' return to New York in his first major-league game since serving a 59-day domestic violence suspension.

Back with his original team, the speedy switch-hitter received a warm welcome from the crowd of 29,477 at Citi Field but went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Batting leadoff after getting called up from the minors, he quickly doffed his helmet to cheering fans — some stood and applauded — when he stepped to the plate in the first inning.

The four-time All-Star shortstop also played a new position, third base, but the ball was never hit his way.

Reyes said simply slipping on a Mets uniform felt great.

"I still don't believe that I'm here again. I'm happy," Reyes said before the game.

Marlins 5

Mets 2

Stanton blasts power Marlins 07/05/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:36pm]
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