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Mets Edge Marlins in Reyes’ Return to NY

Jose Reyes went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night.

Al Bello, Getty Images

Johan Santana and Josh Johnson zipped through the first six innings in a crisp pitchers’ duel between healthy-looking aces. Santana, coming off the shortest start of his career, struck out 11 for the Mets while Johnson whiffed nine.

Both working on six days’ rest, each pitcher was charged with one run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings. Santana and Johnson both threw 67 strikes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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