Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/30/12
HOUSTON -- Jordan Schafer scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Jed Lowrie with one out in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rescued a4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night to open a three-game series. The Astros scored three runs in the sixth inning off Mets starter R.A. Dickey, only to have New York return the favor off Bud Norris an inning later. The win snapped Houston's two-game slide, and the Astros improved to 5-9 in games decided by two or fewer runs. New York, meanwhile, dropped to9-2 in such games. The Mets entered the game hot, having won five of their previous six, including two of three at Colorado. Houston returned home after a 2-4 road trip that saw it drop series at Milwaukee and Cincinnati. The Astros have lost six straight series since claiming their opening series over Colorado. Astros reliever Fernando Rodriguez (1-3) pitched one-third of an inning for the win, and closer Brett Myers pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save i...
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