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MLB: New York Mets 2, Miami 1

April 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Johan Santana and three relievers held Miami to three hits Tuesday and the New York Mets rallied with two late RBI from Lucas Duda to edge the Marlins 2-1.

Santana struck out 11 Marlins through 6 2/3 innings, yielding only three hits while walking two before leaving with the Mets down 1-0.

New York tied it up in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases on three walks and scoring when Duda drew a fourth base-on-balls off Marlins reliever Steve Cishek.

New York grabbed the lead in the eighth when Duda lined a two-out comebacker off Edward Mujica (0-2), scoring Kirk Nieuwenhuis from third.

Jon Rauch (3-0) earned the win with a scoreless top of the eighth and Frank Francisco nailed down his fourth save as the Mets took the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Former Mets star Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 in his first appearance in New York since leaving the team and signing a big free-agent contract with Miami.

Marlins starter Josh Johnson allowed one run on three hits over 6 2/3 frames.

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