NEW YORK (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a blistering go-ahead home run
in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros used two smart fielding
plays late to beat New York 4-3 Thursday night, giving the Mets
their worst home start ever.
The Mets fell to 1-8 at Citi Field. They began 1-7 at the Polo
Grounds during their 1962 expansion season before winning their
next home game.
The Mets' seventh straight home loss dropped them to 5-13
overall, their poorest start since going 3-15 in 1964, according to
Astros reliever Jose Valdez made a sweeping tag at home to end
the Mets' eighth-inning comeback. In the ninth, after Jose Reyes
got his fourth hit, Josh Thole popped up a bunt and closer Brandon
Lyon threw to first for the double play.