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Mets down Astros to end season

(Sunday, September 28)

Final Score: NY Mets 8, Houston 3

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run and drove in four as the New York Mets closed out the season with an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros.

Ruben Tejada also hit a two-run home run while Daniel Murphy scored twice for the Mets (79-83), who won their final two games of the season.

Bartolo Colon (15-13) allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings to get the win.

Max Stassi drove in two runs for the Astros (70-92), who lost five of six to end the season. Nick Tropeano (1-3) allowed four runs on six hits over five innings.

Murphy’s sac fly in the first inning staked the Mets to a 1-0 lead, but the Astros answered in the second on a Stassi RBI ground-rule double.

Matt den Dekker’s run-scoring single in the third staked the Mets to a 2-1 lead, but the Astros again tied the game in the fifth on Jose Altuve’s RBI single.

New York, though, went up for good in the fifth as Bobby Abreu, who played his final game as he announced he will retire, singled and Murphy followed with a walk. Duda then hit a double to chase home both runners for a 4-2 lead.

A Stassi RBI single in the sixth made it a one-run game, but New York put the contest away in the eighth.

Murphy doubled to leadoff and Duda followed with his 30th home run of the season. After Wilmer Flores doubled, Tejada hit his fifth homer of the season for an 8-3 lead.

Game Notes

Altuve finished the season with a .341 average to lead the majors and win the American League batting title … New York, which went 40-41 at home this season, finished in a tie with Atlanta for second place in the NL East … The Astros went 32-49 on the road and wound up in fourth place in the AL West.

NL Boxscore Houston vs. NY Mets

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 0
NY Mets « 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 X 8 10 0
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap |Box
W:B.Colon(15-13) L:N.Tropeano(1-3)
HR: HOU- None NYM- L.Duda (30), R.Tejada (5)

Houston AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Robbie Grossman LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Jose Altuve 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .341
Alex Presley RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Jonathan Singleton 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .168
Jake Marisnick CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272
Max Stassi C 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 .350
Gregorio Petit 3B-SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278
Jonathan Villar SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .209
  Michael Foltynewicz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jorge De Leon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  L.J. Hoes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Nick Tropeano P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Matt Dominguez 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Totals 33 3 8 3 5 0 0 2 6
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Matt den Dekker LF-CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Bobby Abreu RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
  Eric Young PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Daniel Murphy 3B 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .289
Lucas Duda 1B 4 1 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 .253
Curtis Granderson CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Wilmer Flores 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .247
Ruben Tejada SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .237
Juan Centeno C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Bartolo Colon P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .032
  Carlos Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilfredo Tovar PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  Eric Campbell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 8 10 8 4 0 2 3 1

LOB_Houston 5, NY Mets 4. 2B_J.Altuve, J.Singleton, J.Marisnick, M.Stassi, G.Petit, M.den Dekker, D.Murphy, L.Duda, W.Flores. HR_L.Duda (30) off M.Foltynewicz, R.Tejada (5) off J.De Leon. SF_D.Murphy. S_B.Colon. SB_M.den Dekker (7). CS_R.Tejada. GIDP_J.Altuve. DP_NY Mets 1 (B.Colon, R.Tejada and L.Duda).

Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Nick Tropeano (L 1-3) 5.0 6 4 4 3 1 0 85-51 4.57
Michael Foltynewicz 2.1 3 3 3 0 0 1 39-25 5.30
Jorge De Leon 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 13-8 4.91
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Bartolo Colon (W 15-13) 6.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 90-60 4.09
Carlos Torres (H 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8-6 3.06
Jeurys Familia (H 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-6 2.21
Jenrry Mejia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-7 3.65

IBB_off B.Colon (J.Villar).
T_2:42. A_34897.
Umpires_Home,Jon Byrne; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Will Little.

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