Johan Santana pitched six innings in his longest outing of spring training in the New York Mets' 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook also was effective, working six scoreless innings. Westbrook has allowed one earned run in 15 innings.
Jon Jay hit a run-scoring single in the ninth off Garrett Olson. The Mets had tied it in the top of the inning on Jordany Valdespin's home run off Fernando Salas.
Santana, coming off shoulder surgery, allowed a run on six hits. The lone run came on the lefty's last pitch, an RBI single by Lance Berkman.