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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

By The Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Mets' Pedro Martinez left early with a leg injury, and Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 win over New York on Tuesday night.

Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez strained his left hamstring in the fourth inning, after just 57 pitches.

The Mets bullpen more than picked up the slack in Martinez's absence, until Andino -- who had just six extra-base hits in his first 81 major league at-bats -- homered to left field off Matt Wise (0-1), the sixth Mets pitcher.

Justin Miller (1-0) allowed Brian Schneider's third hit of the game in the 10th, but retired Endy Chavez and Jose Reyes on flyouts to strand him there.

Rockies 2, Cardinals 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Third baseman Troy Glaus' throwing error allowed the tying run to score and Jayson Nix walked with the bases loaded in a two-run eighth as Colorado began the defense of its NL pennant.

Cardinals castoff Kip Wells pitched into the sixth in his second career opening-day start, Clay Buchholz (1-0) had a scoreless seventh and Manny Corpas threw a perfect ninth for the save.

Colorado won 14 of its final 15 regular-season games to become the NL wild card, then won seven straight in the postseason for its first NL pennant before being swept by Boston in the World Series.

Kyle Lohse allowed three hits in five scoreless innings for St. Louis and Yadier Molina homered. Ryan Franklin (0-1) was the loser.


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