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Ricky Nolasco shelled in first inning, Twins lose to Mets 9-1

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    New York Mets' Taylor Teagarden points to teammates as he is congratulated in the dugout after his two-run homer in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) reacts after giving up a two-run homer to New York Mets' Taylor Teagarden in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Mets' Lucas Duda is congratulated after scoring on a two-run double by Ike Davis in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer reaches home as New York Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden covers the plate on a sacrifice fly by Wilkin Ramirez in the fourth inning of a exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee (27) is forced at second as New York Mets second baseman Omar Quintanilla (0) throws to first on a double play off the bat of Josmil Pinto to end the fourth inning of a exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Friday.

The Twins' opening-day starter threw 43 pitches in the inning but he was encouraged that he didn't become fatigued. He was lifted after three innings.

Five of the Mets' six hits in the inning went for extra bases, including Ike Davis' two-run double, Kirk Nieuwenhuis' triple and a two-run homer by No. 8 hitter Taylor Teagarden. Davis went 3 for 3 with two doubles.

"Obviously the first inning was pretty terrible," Nolasco said. "I think it would have been better if I would have told them what was coming."