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Reed Johnson's 2-run single send Marlins over Mets 9-1

  • Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Mets' Lucas Duda watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    New York Mets' Lucas Duda watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Marlins' Rob Brantly (19) celebrates as New York Mets pitcher John Church looks up at home plate umpire Chris Conroy, left, after Brantly scored on a wild pitch by Church during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Miami Marlins' Rob Brantly (19) celebrates as New York Mets pitcher John Church looks up at home plate umpire Chris Conroy, left, after Brantly scored on a wild pitch by Church during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Reed Johnson hit a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth inning as the Miami Marlins' split-squad team beat the New York Mets 9-1 Saturday.

Lucas Duda hit a towering homer to right-center field for the Mets' lone run in the fourth.

Duda is competing with Ike Davis to be New York's first baseman. Davis hit a home run against Washington on Friday.

Marlins starter Kevin Slowey and Mets starter John Lannan, both non-roster invitees competing to be fifth starters, each pitched two scoreless innings. Slowey allowed one hit and struck out four. Lannan allowed one hit and struck out three.

The Mets committed three errors, one by Duda. Mets reliever John Church threw three wild pitches in an inning.