Dee Gordon has big day for Marlins in 8-6 loss to Mets

New York Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin walks onto the baseball field before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Dee Gordon went 3 for 3 with a triple and scored twice for the Miami Marlins in their 8-6 loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday.

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard made his second start of the spring and gave up five hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out three, including Giancarlo Stanton, and was charged with two runs – one earned.

Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run double to right-center for New York.

Gordon entered with three hits all spring and doubled that total in one afternoon. The All-Star second baseman flashed his speed more than once, stealing a base for the first time in Grapefruit League play and legging out an infield single.

Gordon led the National League in batting average (.333), hits (205) and steals (58) last season.