"Obviously, I wouldn't have thought this was possible," he said. "It's numbing. You want a mulligan."
By pitching 1 2/3 innings, the former Cy Young Award winner matched his shortest outing as a starter. It happened three other times, most recently on May 3, 1994, also against Florida.
Josh Beckett earned the win for Florida. He allowed two hits in six innings.
In other games:
* At San Francisco, Jason Schmidt struck out nine in seven strong innings to lead the Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2. Giants slugger Barry Bonds, recovering from two operations on his right knee, received a standing ovation and declared, "I will be back!"
* At Houston, Jim Edmonds, Larry Walker and Reggie Sanders homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Astros, 7-3.
* At Phoenix, Luis Gonzalez homered twice and drove in three runs to lead Arizona, 5-4, over the Cubs.
* The Cardinals waived pitcher Rick Ankiel, but hope he will not be claimed, so that they can send him to the minors to learn to play outfield again.
* Cincinnati's Ryan Freel was charged with drunken driving after the Reds beat the New York Mets, 7-6, in their season opener Monday. *