Harvey, Mets rout Marlins 11-0 in Stanton's return

New York Mets' starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers the ball during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Matt Harvey cruised through four scoreless innings, and the New York Mets pounded Miami pitching in an 11-0 victory that spoiled Giancarlo Stanton's return to the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Making his second start of the spring, Harvey felt encouraged that he handled the NL East-rival Marlins, a team that's traditionally given him trouble.

Harvey allowed one hit and walked two while striking out four, with one of them coming on a slider – a pitch he didn't use much early last year as he returned from Tommy John surgery.

The right-hander issued one of his walks to Stanton, who was making his first Grapefruit League appearance in more than a week after experiencing knee soreness.