Big first inning sets tone for Mets’ rout of Marlins

All it took were injuries to their two best players for the Mets to transform into one of the National League’s most potent teams. New York’s offense remained at a boiling point throughout Saturday’s 11-3 win over the Marlins, the Mets’ third straight victory and their sixth in eight games. For the fourth time in five nights, the Mets batted around in an inning, scoring five runs off Marlins spot starter Odrisamer Despaigne while sending 11 men to the plate in the first.

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