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Mets roll past Marlins in series opener

The New York Mets rolled past the Miami Marlins, 10-0, in the series opener at Citi Field on Thursday night.

Trevor Williams started on the bump for New York and delivered his deepest, best, and most efficient start of the season. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and striking out seven.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning and cruised from there. Brandon Nimmo opened the scoring with an RBI double to right-center field. One batter later, Francisco Lindor drove in a run with an infield single.

New York plated four runs in the fourth to increase their lead to 6-0. Jeff McNeil grounded one through the left side of the infield for an RBI single. Later in the frame, James McCann, who has struggled offensively, smacked a three-run home run. That was his second long ball of the season and first since April 22.

In the fifth, J.D. Davis crushed a grand slam over the left-center-field wall to make it 10-0. Davis finished with a three-hit night.

Starling Marte also collected three hits in the win.

Jake Reed, who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, fired two scoreless innings in relief to help secure the shutout.

The Mets will try to take the first two games of this four-game series on Friday night. Chris Bassitt will come off the injured list and will get the ball. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.