Mets use 2-run 9th-inning rally to beat the Astros 2-1

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The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros 2-1 today in West Palm Beach.

9th inning rally

After being shut out all day, and being down 1-0 for most of the game, the Mets offense woke up in the top of the 9th inning. It all started with a walk to Mets 3rd baseman Will Toffey. The very next batter was Jake Hager, who doubled to bring in the Mets first run.

With the game tied at 1, and a runner on second, Max Moroff stepped up and crushed a double to deep center to give the Mets their first lead of the day.

From there, the Astros were able to get out of the inning with no more damage done. The Mets took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th.

Mets close it down in the 9th

Adonis Uceta got the call to close the game. His inning started off well, getting Grae Kessinger to fly out to right field.

After a strikeout of Jeremy Pena, the Astros were down to their last out. Osvaldo Duarte ended up striking out. Uceta gets credit for the save, Jordan Humphreys picks up the win and Ralph Garza Jr. gets the loss.

Astros early success

Aledmys Diaz got things started for the Astors in the 4th. His triple eventually led to the first run of the game.

Kyle Tucker was the one to drive in the first Astros run. The sac-fly gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the 4th, but it would prove to not be enough.

Star players getting work

Some of the best players in the game were in action today. George Springer went 1-for-3 today with a strikeout, and Yuli Gurriel went 0-for-2 for the Astros.

For the Mets, Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a strikeout, Pete Alonso went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and Wilson Ramos went 0-for-3.

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