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The Houston Astros fell in a close seven-inning matchup against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. Manager Dusty Baker finally threw out two regular season starters with Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier hitting the bump, while Myles Straw continued his on base campaign.
The Mets’ only runs came off solo home runs from Jeff McNeil and Albert Almora that gave them a 2-0 victory in a more-or-less quiet game at the plate for the Astros. Not an eventful game in the end for either side, but the Astros pitching excelled at getting of jams.