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Mets 11, Marlins 0: Matt Harvey coasts, Ruben Tejada puts on show

JUPITER, Fla. -- Matt Harvey breezed through four scoreless innings and Ruben Tejada put on a show for the scouts on hand at Roger Dean Stadium as the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 11-0 on Sunday.

Jeurys Familia struck out two batters in a perfect relief inning. Familia, Jerry Blevins, Antonio Bastardo and Jeff Walters combined for four hitless relief innings in what ultimately became a three-hit shutout.

Harvey allowed one hit and two walks while striking out four batters in a 50-pitch effort, which included 32 strikes.

He twice walked leadoff batters. However, catcher Travis d'Arnaud erased Giancarlo Stanton on a caught stealing in the second inning. And Christian Yelich grounded into a double play after Harvey walked Marcell Ozuna to open the fourth.

Harvey afterward described himself as particularly pleased because the Marlins have enjoyed some success against him during his career. The Dark Knight nonetheless is 2-2 with a 3.48 ERA in seven career starts against Miami.

"In the past, my track record against Miami hasn't really been that great," Harvey said. "It's nice to kind of finally figure them out a little bit and hopefully continue that going into the season. ...We've faced them a bunch in the last couple of years that I've been here. Like I said, they've been pretty successful against me. I'm trying to figure them out. Being able to do that today was a very big positive for me."

Tejada, who is available to trade, produced a two-run double and then an RBI triple that chased Marlins starter Tom Koehler as the Mets took a 4-0 lead in the fourth. Tejada finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. He started at second base, with Matt Reynolds at shortstop.

"I'm working on staying in the middle of the field," said Tejada, who raised his Grapefruit League average to .278. "... I have, like, 15 at-bats right now. I feel really good right now. I have to keep working the same way and keep it going."

Even with Asdrubal Cabrera seemingly headed to the disabled list to open the season with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee, the Mets are comfortable dealing Tejada before Opening Day if they are offered an appropriate return. After all, Wilmer Flores capably handled shortstop last season, and Reynolds is more than adequate as a backup.

The St. Louis Cardinals, who lost Jhonny Peralta for the first half of the season, are among the suitors.

Tejada is owed $3 million in his final year before free agency. When he was tendered a contract on Dec. 2, the Mets were pursuing Ben Zobrist and were unaware they eventually would land two middle infielders -- Neil Walker and Cabrera.

"I can't make the decision here," Tejada said. "My mentality here is only to stay focused and do my job. They know what they have to do."

Ouch: Dilson Herrera's final game before he is scheduled to depart on Monday for a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Panama ended in pain. Herrera fouled a ball off the inside of his left knee in the ninth inning and limped off the field without completing the plate appearance.

Although Herrera's knee was heavily wrapped afterward, general manager Sandy Alderson said the second baseman would depart on schedule Monday to represent Colombia.

"He fouled a ball right off his left knee cap, so he's going to be pretty sore," manager Terry Collins said. "But he'll be OK."

Odds & ends: Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter, including a fifth-inning RBI single against Brad Hand. Cespedes was not originally on the travel list for Sunday, but he preferred to get at-bats in Jupiter over making a trip to Lakeland, Florida, on Monday that takes more than two hours. … Ozuna, manning center field, threw out Juan Lagares trying to score on a would-be sacrifice fly by Cespedes to end the top of the first. Ozuna's arm has tormented the Mets before. Playing left field in Miami on June 20, 2014, Ozuna threw out Mets runners at the plate in the eighth and ninth innings, including Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the game. … Johnny Monell and Travis Taijeron drove in two runs apiece in a six-run seventh as the Mets opened an 11-0 lead.

What's next: The Mets trek to Lakeland to face the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET on Monday. Jacob deGrom opposes left-hander Daniel Norris.