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Edward Mujica sustains hand injury for punchless Marlins

    NEW YORK -- Edward Mujica was soaking his right hand in a cup of ice water after being struck by a line drive on Tuesday, a line drive that scored the go-ahead run in the Mets' 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

     While X-rays were negative, Mujica said the middle fingers on his right hand were sore and swollen.

     "It hurts right now," Mujica said. "Right now, I don't feel nothing in my fingers. We'll see tomorrow."

     Manager Ozzie Guillen said he is hoping Mujica will be okay within a couple of days. If not, the Marlins could be looking at their first DL move of the season.

     Mujica was on the mound in the eighth when Lucas Duda lined a single off the pitcher's hand, scoring Kirk Neuwenhuis from third with what would turn out to be the deciding run.

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      It's been a dreadful road trip offensively so far for the Marlins, who had totaled only three runs on 13 hits in the three games played in Washington and New York. Marlins pitchers have given up only seven runs in those three games.

      "We've got to start swinging the bat," Guillen said. "The last three games we've been shut down pretty well. Tonight we didn't get nothing going. We've got to do better on offense. We've got a better offense than what we show right now."

      Going back to Thursday's game in Miami, the Marlins have scored only three runs over the past 33 innings. Two of those came on Logan Morrison's ninth-inning home run on Saturday in Washington. The only other run during the drought was scored when Giancarlo Stanton raced home from first on Gaby Sanchez's double in the seventh.

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        Led by first-round draft pick Jose Fernandez, three pitchers combined on a no-hitter for the Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday. Fernandez went six innings against HIckory, striking out eight and walking two. Gregory Nappo went two innings before turning the ball over to Kevin Cravey to complete the no-hitter.

         Fernandez (2-0, 1.57) was taken by the Marlins with the 14th overall pick last June.

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