After a handful of missed opportunities on offense, the Astros scored four runs in the sixth inning to win 4-1.
The Astros had runners in scoring position in three of the first five innings. Marwin Gonzalez stole two bases in the second inning and Josh Reddick doubled in the fourth inning. But Houston couldn’t push a run across against Mets starter Seth Lugo.
The scoring started in the sixth inning. The Mets’ Juan Lagares got a triple to start off the inning. Francisco Liriano entered the game and gave up a double to Dominic Smith — that could have been chalked up to George Springer miss playing a line drive right at him.
Joe Musgrove replaced Liriano and got out of the jam. The Astros offense finally broke through in the bottom of the frame against Seth Lugo. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Josh Reddick, and Marwin Gonzalez reached base to open the frame. Houston led 2-1. A groundout from Brian McCann and a sacrifice fly from J.D. Davis added two insurance runs.
Musgrove completed two more innings and Ken Giles picked up his 28th save.