NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit two long homers to match his career high with five RBIs, powering Wei-Yin Chen and the Miami Marlins to a 5-2 victory that snapped the New York Mets’ five-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Chen (5-3) tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, spoiling Jose Reyes’ return to the Mets 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 in his first big league appearance this season. 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.
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