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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Bay's debut was low key, but David Wright homered in his first at-bat and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 17-11 on Thursday.

Bay, a former Red Sox left fielder, went 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game of the spring and first live action with the Mets since signing a four-year, $66 million contract in December.

The Mets brought in Bay to add power to the lineup after he recorded 36 homers last year.

Gary Matthews Jr. sparked a three-run fifth inning with a leadoff home run. Minor league first baseman Ike Davis, a first-round draft pick last year, hit a grand slam as part of a six-run eighth inning for the Mets.

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