JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — John Maine struck out four of the eight batters he faced in his spring debut, and Chris Carter hit two ninth-inning homers to help the New York Mets beat a Florida Marlins split squad 11-2 on Monday.
Maine allowed one run, two hits and one walk in 1 2-3 innings. He threw 21 of his 39 pitches for strikes.
Carter began the ninth with a pinch-hit homer, and had a three-run drive with two out.
The Mets are 6-2 this spring and have scored 91 runs.
Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla committed two errors on one play in the first inning, bobbling a grounder and then making a wild throw, and Jason Bay's single scored a run.
Florida's Ryan Tucker gave up two runs in two innings.