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MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton drilled his major-league-leading 55th homer as the Miami Marlins cruised to a 13-1 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.

It was Miami's first game at Marlins Park since Sept. 6, as three contests were moved to Milwaukee due to Hurricane Irma. The Marlins (70-80) won for just the fourth time in 21 games.

BOX SCORE:  MARLINS 13, METS 1

The Marlins, who have not had a winning year against the Mets since 2013, are 10-7 versus New York (65-85) this season.

Stanton's fourth-inning homer traveled 455 feet to left-center field and was clocked at 114 mph. He went 2-for-5 with three runs and four RBIs.

Even though he hadn't gone deep since Sept. 9, Stanton has now launched the most homers by a National League player since Ryan Howard hit 58 for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006.

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Miami's Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon each had four hits and two RBIs. Ozuna slugged his 34th homer of the season, and Gordon hit his eighth triple.

Dan Straily (10-9) reached double figures in wins for the second straight season, holding the Mets to three hits and one run in five innings. He struck out eight and walked four.

New York's Matt Harvey (5-6) took the loss as his nightmare season continued. He allowed a season-high 12 hits, two walks and seven runs in four-plus innings. The seven runs tied his season high and drove his ERA to 6.59.

Harvey got into trouble right away, allowing a first-inning run on a two-out RBI single by Justin Bour. Harvey gave up three singles in the inning, including one to Tomas Telis, who scored.

Miami made it 2-0 in the third. Stanton led off with a four-pitch walk, advanced to third on a Bour double and scored on a wild pitch in the dirt.

New York cut its deficit to 2-1 in the fourth on a ground-ball single to center by Gavin Cecchini.

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Stanton put Miami up 5-1 in the bottom of the fourth. After a bunt hit by Gordon, Tellis was hit by a pitch, and Stanton drilled an 88 mph slider.

Miami put the game away with a seven-run fifth inning that featured two-run triples by Gordon and Brian Anderson.

NOTES: Marlins SS Miguel Rojas, who strained his left shoulder on Sunday while diving for a ball, will miss this series. ... Marlins 3B Martin Prado (knee) may not return this year. ... Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard (torn lat muscle) threw a simulated game on Monday and could return within one week. ... Marlins RHP Brad Ziegler (back) hopes to return next week. ... The Marlins have lost six consecutive series and have not won consecutive games during that span. ... MLB.com ranked the top 30 of this year's rookies in terms of long-term potential, and the Mets had SS Amed Rosario at No. 6 and 1B Dominic Smith at No. 17. No Marlins made the list. Rosario (stomachache) was a lineup scratch Monday. ... According to advanced metrics, Rosario and Marlins 2B Dee Gordon are tied for fourth among the fastest players in the majors. Rosario last week scored from first on a single.

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New sultan of swat: Stanton's year won't be forgotten .
In the Year of the Homer, Giancarlo Stanton had the most out of everyone. More than anyone in a long time, too.The Miami Marlins' slugger led the majors with 59 home runs this season, the most by a big leaguer since 2001. Stanton spent the final three games chasing the ultimately elusive No. 60, his quest ending with a ninth-inning strikeout in Sunday's finale as 25,222 fans - some of them surely thinking it was Stanton's final swings with the club - gave him a long ovation.''Sums up my year and the appreciation of me for the fans, the fans for me,'' said Stanton, whose 132 RBIs also led baseball.

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