Final Score: NY Mets 7, Houston 2
Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) – Josh Thole and Kirk Nieuwenhuis both hit two-run homers as the New York Mets took down Houston, 7-2, in Grapefruit League action.
Daniel Murphy also drove in a pair of runs for New York. Starter Chris Young turned in four innings, allowing two runs on five hits. John Lujan picked up the win with a scoreless fifth frame.
J.D. Martinez and Matt Downs clubbed solo homers for the Astros. Ryan Rowland- Smith gave up a hit and two runs with three walks in his three-inning start.
Jordan Lyles was charged with five hits and two runs over three relief innings to take the loss.