Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) - Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run and Marlon Byrd added an RBI single, as the New York Mets took a 5-2 win over the University of Michigan in spring training play on Sunday.
Ruben Tejada hit a double and scored a run, while Brandon Hicks finished 2- for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the victory.
Dillon Gee, whose 2012 season ended in July after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder, earned the win after replacing starter Jon Niese in the third inning. Both pitchers tossed two innings, with each striking out three and allowing an earned run on three hits.
Jacob Cronenworth had an RBI triple for Michigan, which sent Ben Ballantine to the hill for the start. He was tagged for three runs on five hits with four walks. In three innings of work, he struck out four and took the loss.