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Santana Roughed Up, Tigers Romp Past Mets 9-0

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  Delmon Young #21  of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with third base coach Gene Lamont #22 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees during Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with third base coach Gene Lamont #22 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees during Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Johan Santana struggled for the first time this spring and was pulled in the third inning Friday of a 9-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

Out of the majors last year while recovering from shoulder surgery, Santana had not allowed a run in his first two exhibition starts. But the two-time Cy Young gave up five runs — four earned — on four hits and two walks in 2 2-3 innings. He didn’t have any strikeouts.

Santana retired his first four batters, but seven of the next 10 hitters reached base against the left-hander.

Delmon Young had two hits, including a two-run single in the third inning, and scored twice.

Detroit starter Rick Porcello threw four scoreless innings, giving up four hits and striking out three.

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