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Mets top Astros, 4-1
Posted By James Kwasnik On August 17, 2010 @ 2:01 am In Game wrap-up | Comments Disabled
HOUSTON (AP) – Carlos Beltran homered and the New York Mets took the lead in the ninth inning on a wild pitch by Houston closer Matt Lindstrom in a 3-1 win over the Astros on Monday night.
Hisanori Takahashi worked a perfect ninth for his first save, filling in as closer on the day the Mets learned Francisco Rodriguez will miss the rest of the year.
The All-Star reliever needs season-ending surgery on a torn thumb ligament in his pitching hand sustained during a fight with his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field last week.
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