Mets 6, Cards 3: Ruben drives in 2

Ruben Tejada

New York Mets


Ruben Tejada delivered a two-run single off Kyle McClellan with the bases loaded in a five-run seventh and the Mets rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, Monday in Jupiter.

Justin Turner had an RBI double earlier in the frame, which chased starter Jake Westbrook. Daniel Murphy, Turner and Vinny Rottino had two hits apiece as the Mets improved to 6-14-2 in Grapefruit League play.

Ramon Ramirez and Miguel Batista combined for three scoreless innings in relief of Johan Santana. Manny Acosta surrendered St. Louis’ final run.

Jason Bay should return to the lineup Tuesday, two days after getting drilled in the right forearm by a fastball from Stephen Strasburg, Terry Collins predicted. Bay wanted to swing a bat today, but staff told him to refrain from doing so, to allow the area to calm.