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Ervin Santana makes Braves' spring training debut in 7-6 loss to Mets

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Mets' Anthony Recker rounds the bases after hitting a game winning three-run home run in the ninth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press)

Ervin Santana allowed one run over two innings in his spring training debut for the Atlanta Braves, a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets on Thursday.

Signed to a $14.1 million, one-year contract on March 12 after season-ending elbow injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, Santana allowed hits to his first two batters, Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada, then retired David Wright on a sacrifice fly that started a streak of six straight outs.

Before the game, the Braves said Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache will operate in Los Angeles. Medlen had an elbow ligament replaced by Dr. James Andrews for the second time Tuesday.

Justin Upton went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs and was robbed of a potential home run on an outstanding grab by center fielder Juan Lagares. B.J. Upton was 2 for 4 with a RBI, and Jason Heyward was 1 for 2 with a walk and triple.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Ruben Tejada was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Anthony Recker hit a winning three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Pfisterer.