Wright Singles, Flashes Leather: Mets Beat Cards 6-3 Monday

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – David Wright singled and made a fine fielding play in his first spring training game, helping the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Monday. Wright had missed the entire Grapefruit League schedule because of a torn abdominal muscle. He lined Jake Westbrook’s full-count pitch into left field in the first inning. He grounded out to short in the fourth.  In the second inning, Wright dived to his right to snag Rafael Furcal’s one-hopper behind third base, popped up and threw to first in time.  Johan Santana walked three of the first four Cardinals – two scored. Coming in, Santana had walked just four in 13 1-3 innings.  Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI single. Tyler Greene’s sacrifice fly to right brought in the second run.