MLB: Wright, Santana help Mets beat Marlins 7-1
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — David Wright hit a two-run homer, Johan Santana pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets finally solved Josh Johnson, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Monday in their opener.
Newcomers Jason Bay, Rod Barajas and Gary Matthews Jr. had two hits apiece for New York, which improved to a major league-best 32-17 (.653) on opening day. Manager Jerry Manuel also got three scoreless innings from his beleaguered bullpen, which he said was his biggest concern entering the season.
Johnson allowed four runs and five hits over five-plus innings in his first opening-day start, dropping to 7-1 with a 2.69 ERA in 10 career starts against New York.
Florida committed three errors during the Mets' four-run sixth.