Stanton, Marlins tag Matz in 10-3 win over scuffling Mets
NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton homered to cap a seven-run second inning against Steven Matz, and the Miami Marlins handed the touted rookie his first regular-season loss with a 10-3 victory over the scuffling New York Mets on Monday night.
Marcell Ozuna homered and doubled to break out of an early slump, and Adeiny Hechavarria had three RBIs from the No. 8 spot in the lineup. By the sixth inning, every Marlins starting position player had a hit and scored a run.
Chris Johnson reached base four times in his first start for Miami, and J.T. Realmuto had three of the team's 15 hits. Martin Prado had two singles and two walks in a game that dragged on for 3 hours, 45 minutes, before a sparse crowd at Citi Field.
Chris Narveson (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out two in relief.
Matz (0-1) was pulled after 1 2/3 innings.