The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1. Rafael Montero started for the Mets and pitched well and so did the bullpen. The Mets offense only managed four hits.
Montero pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and a run. He walked two and struck out six. Buddy Carlyle pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning with a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Mejia picked up his sixth win of the season.
Samuel Deduno pitched four innings giving up a hit and no runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Jake Buchanan pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one, Kevin Chapman pitched a perfect inning and Jose Veras pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings. Tony Sipp blew his second save and lost his third game of the season. He pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs.
Matt den Dekker had a hit, Eric Young Jr. had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and two RBI. Anthony Recker drew a walk, Ruben Tejada had a hit and den Dekker hit a double. Young Jr. hit a triple and Duda hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Recker had a passed ball.
Robbie Grossman had a hit, Dexter Fowler had two hits and Jason Castro had a hit and an RBI. Marwin Gonzalez had two hits and drew a walk, Matt Dominguez drew a walk and Deduno had a hit. Gonzalez, Deduno and Castro each hit a double. The Astros were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Fowler had a stolen base and Dominguez committed an error.
In the sixth Castro hit an RBI double to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. The Mets scored two runs in the ninth to win the game 2-1 and even the three game series. Duda hit a walk-off two run homerun. The Mets will play the rubber game of the three game series and the final game of the 2014 season on Sunday afternoon.