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Astros Vs. Mets, Game 1: Jed Lowrie's RBI Single In 8th Gives Houston 4-3 Win

Jed Lowrie's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth broke a 3-3 tie as the Astros opened up a nine-game homestand with a 4-3 win in the series-opener against the Mets.

Lowrie went 2-for-4 on the day. Bud Norris got the start and gave up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision. All three runs Norris gave up came in the seventh inning. New York's three-run inning game after the Astros scored three in the bottom of the sixth.

Matt Downs went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run. Only three Astros recorded hits. Along with Downs and Lowrie, Jordan Schafer went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. The Astros used five pitchers in the final 2 1/3 innings. Fernando Rodriguez picked up the win, pitching 1/3 of an inning to close out the eighth. Brett Myers threw a perfect ninth to pick up the save.

Houston is now 5-5 at home on the season.

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