NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Jose Reyes #7 of the Miami Marlins reacts after striking out against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 22, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Marlins Vs. Mets: Miami Drops Series to New York

The Miami Marlins lost the first game of their series with the New York Mets, 7-3, before losing the second game, 4-3. Then Sunday, the Mets won, 3-2.

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Jeffrey Loria Denies Marlins Front Office Rumors

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has put recent front office rumors to rest by refuting reports that president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and general manager Michael Hill would be fired and replaced by assistant GM Dan Jennings. Loria held a meeting with the front office over the weekend to reassure them of their positions, per MLB.com:

Loria made it clear to the front office that he was keeping the status quo.

If a shift in power were going to occur, that meeting was the time and place to do it. It also was made clear that there would be no reassigning of duties or responsibilities.

The original report of a Marlins front office shake-up appeared Thursday from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Nightengale's sources, allegedly "two high-ranking executives", had informed him that Beinfest and Hill would be asked to step down and Jennings would then then take on a dual role.

This story originally appeared at SBNation.com. For more on the Marlins, check out SB Nation Tampa Bay and Fish Stripes.

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Marlins Vs. Mets Lineups: Gorkys Hernandez Leads Off For Miami

The Marlins are on the road for the next six games, and their trip begins with a three-game series against the New York Mets. The lineups for Friday night's matchup are listed below.

Miami:

1. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
2. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
3. Jose Reyes (S) SS
4. Carlos Lee (R) 1B
5. Justin Ruggiano (R) RF
6. Austin Kearns (R) LF
7. Rob Brantly (L) C
8. Gil Velazquez (R) 3B
9. Jacob Turner (R) P

Related: Fish Stripes Quick Reactions on Miami Marlins Potential Larry Beinfest Firing

New York:

1. Fred Lewis (L) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Ike Davis (L) 1B
5. Scott Hairston (R) RF
6. Lucas Duda (L) LF
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Josh Thole (L) C
9. Jon Niese (L) P

Read more on the Marlins at the Fish Stripes and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Head over to Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for more on the Mets. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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