R.A. Dickey helped his own cause for his 16th victory Saturday, driving in a run with an infield single and pitching seven solid innings as the New York Mets ended a six-game skid by beating the Houston Astros 3-1.
Chris Johnson had four hits, homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
The Boston Red Sox have acquired closer Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Kyle Weiland.
The Boston Red Sox spent the first six games of
this road trip struggling on offense. They’ve busted out of that slump since coming to Houston. Darnell McDonald hit a three-run homer, pinch-hitter Yamaico Navarro went deep for the first time and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-4 on Saturday night.
Carlos Lee delivered his 2,000th hit with an RBI single during a four-run first inning, and the Houston Astros went on to beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Saturday.
David Wright homered for the first time since April 24, hitting a go-ahead shot to cap a four-run eighth inning that rallied the Mets to a 6-4 victory over the Houston Astros.
Astros remain hot with a win over struggling Mets.
Red Sox shut out the Astros in Final spring training game.
Jon Lester pitched 4 scoreless innings and Dustin Pedroia tripled and doubled as the Red Sox fall to the Twins and beat the Astros.
Two home runs help the Mets to a 7-2 win over the astros.