New York Mets defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2

In this ballyhooed battle of aces, Johan Santana was the King of Heart.

Johan Santana worked through some early trouble to outpitch comebacking Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter, leading the makeshift Mets to a 3-2 victory Thursday before 41,221 fans, the largest crowd to date at Citi Field. It was their third win in the four-game series against NL Central-leading St.Louis, with the Yankees visiting the Mets' new stadium in Flushing for the first time tonight.

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