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Mets ace Santana throws 2 shutout innings vs Cards
Santana throws 2 shutout innings vs Cards in 1st game against MLB hitters since 2010
By The Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) ' New York Mets ace Johan Santana pitched two scoreless innings in an 8-6 win against St. Louis on Tuesday in his first game facing major league hitters in 18 months.

Santana gave up one hit and one walk. He threw 29 pitches, 17 for strikes, in the Mets' second game of spring training.

The two-time Cy Young winner last pitched to big league hitters on Sept. 2, 2010, in a game against Atlanta. Two weeks later he underwent surgery on his left shoulder.

This time last year, Santana was working toward a potential return in June, but the Mets shut him down in August after he pitched just five innings with the Class A St. Lucie Mets.

New Mets center fielder Andres Torres hit a bases-loaded triple.

Jake Westbrook pitched two scoreless innings for the Cardinals.

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