Maybin's 3-run homer leads Astros over Mets 8-6

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros got another win on Sunday thanks to a new face and the return of a familiar one after a long absence.

Cameron Maybin hit a three-run homer, Carlos Correa drove in a run in his return from the disabled list and the Astros swept the New York Mets with an 8-6 victory.

George Springer homered for second straight day for Houston, and Josh Reddick added two hits and three RBIs. The Astros began the series with a doubleheader sweep Saturday in their first home games since flooding from Hurricane Harvey devastated the city.

Manager A.J. Hinch said the team got a boost with Correa back in the lineup after the All-Star shortstop had been out since July 18 after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

''It's a big lift for us; we just added one of the best players in baseball,'' Hinch said. ''That's an exciting guy to get back in the middle of the order. There's a presence about having a guy in the middle of the field.''

Houston trailed 4-1 before pushing across five runs in the third. Correa hit an RBI single and Reddick also singled in a run before Maybin connected for his first homer since he was claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

''These guys have been doing this all year so just to be able to come in and help ... I'm looking forward to keeping this thing going,'' he said. ''It's already been a fun two or three days.''

Springer led off the fourth with his career-best 31st homer, making it 7-4 Houston.

Will Harris (3-2) pitches a scoreless sixth for the win and Chris Devenski allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for his fourth save.

The Mets pulled within one with two runs in the fifth inning. Former Astros outfielder Nori Aoki, who signed with the Mets on Saturday, hit an RBI single and Tyler Clippard walked Brandon Nimmo with the bases loaded with two outs.

But Kevin Plawecki struck out to end the inning, and Houston added an insurance run when Jose Altuve scored on Reddick's sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Mets starter Chris Flexen (3-4) allowed a career-high nine hits and matched a career high from his last start with seven runs in just four innings. Manager Terry Collins said they have been stressing to him the importance of getting ahead in counts.

''They're too good of a hitting lineup to get into hitters' counts,'' Collins said. ''You've got to be able to make a quality pitch with something other than the fastball.''

Houston right-hander Mike Fiers allowed seven hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings in his second tough start after allowing eight runs in his last outing.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: INF Wilmer Flores broke his nose on Saturday night when he fouled a ball off his face. Collins said they'll know more about his injury after he visits a doctor in New York on Monday, but added that he doesn't expect the injury to end his season. ... Assistant general manager John Ricco told reporters this weekend that OF Michael Conforto will have surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder sometime next week. Conforto was injured when he dislocated his shoulder on a swing on Aug. 24. ... INF Amed Rosario is day to day with a bruised right index finger.

Astros: RHP Lance McCullers (back discomfort) will come off the disabled list to make his first start since July 30 on Wednesday at Seattle.

EXTRA EXTRA

Houston first baseman Tyler White had two doubles on Sunday. Six of his 12 hits this season have gone for extra bases with three homers and three doubles.

THEY SAID IT

Correa on how he felt to be back: ''I felt like a child, it was so much fun. This is the game I love to play and to be out for ... almost two months it was super boring.''

UP NEXT

Mets: Rafael Montero (3-9, 5.12 ERA) will pitch for New York on Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the Phillies. Montero pitched 8 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in a 2-0 win over the Reds in his last start.

Astros: Ace Dallas Keuchel (11-3, 2.91 ERA) is scheduled to pitch in the opener of a series against the Mariners on Monday. He allowed six runs in six innings in an 8-1 loss to the Rangers in his last outing.

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MetsNYM58-78
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AstrosHOU83-53
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  • W: W. Harris (3-2)L: C. Flexen (3-4)S: C. Devenski (4)
  • HR: HOU - C. Maybin (7), G. Springer (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Reyes 2B42200103.235.304.384.6889.0
N. Aoki RF42320101.280.326.407.73311.0
A. Cabrera 3B40000026.257.331.397.728-1.0
T. d'Arnaud DH40010003.229.278.389.6682.0
D. Smith 1B50210022.200.226.388.6143.0
A. Rosario SS30000002.245.272.427.6991.0
M. Reynolds SS00000100.222.300.309.6091.0
B. Nimmo LF21110311.250.394.330.7245.5
K. Plawecki C51100017.218.290.327.6181.5
J. Lagares CF30110100.257.302.371.6733.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer DH41111101.296.374.552.9267.0
    A. Bregman 3B52200002.288.360.479.8396.0
    J. Altuve 2B22000111.357.417.565.9827.5
    C. Correa SS31110101.320.401.564.9656.0
    J. Reddick RF31230000.311.352.475.8286.0
    C. Maybin CF41131002.235.331.357.6877.0
    T. White 1B40300000.333.375.6671.0425.0
    J. Centeno C30000002.227.292.364.6550.0
    T. Kemp LF40100002.250.250.333.5832.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Aoki (14), D. Smith (3)
      • SH - A. Cabrera
      • RBI - N. Aoki 2 (29), T. d'Arnaud (39), D. Smith (12), B. Nimmo (7), J. Lagares (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith (5), B. Nimmo (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. White 2 (3), T. Kemp
      • HR - G. Springer (31), C. Maybin (7)
      • SF - J. Reddick (12)
      • SH - J. Centeno
      • RBI - G. Springer (74), C. Correa (68), J. Reddick 3 (72), C. Maybin 3 (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (27)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Reyes 2 (18), N. Aoki (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Bregman (16), J. Altuve 2 (31), C. Correa
      • CS - C. Maybin (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Lagares (5)
      • E - A. Rosario (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Maybin (6)
      • DP - A. Bregman, T. White, J. Altuve
      • E - J. Centeno (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Flexen (L, 3-4)4.09772127.852.07-10.5
      C. Bradford2.01000003.601.165.0
      J. Familia1.01110005.931.761.0
      J. Smoker0.20000005.871.830.0
      A. Ramos0.10001003.591.33-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Flexen (L, 3-4)4.0
      C. Bradford2.0
      J. Familia1.0
      J. Smoker0.2
      A. Ramos0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers4.17663104.781.38-3.5
      T. Clippard0.20001104.671.33-0.5
      W. Harris (W, 3-2)1.01000103.130.969.5
      L. Gregerson (H, 16)1.01001003.861.361.0
      C. Devenski (S, 4)2.01002302.500.9211.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers4.1
      T. Clippard0.2
      W. Harris (W, 3-2)1.0
      L. Gregerson (H, 16)1.0
      C. Devenski (S, 4)2.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Familia
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Flexen 79-46, C. Bradford 20-14, J. Familia 14-9, J. Smoker 9-5, A. Ramos 8-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Flexen 5-5, C. Bradford 3-3, J. Familia 2-1, J. Smoker 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Flexen 22, C. Bradford 7, J. Familia 5, J. Smoker 2, A. Ramos 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Fiers (11)
      • IBB - L. Gregerson (4)
      • HBP - M. Fiers (13), T. Clippard (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 87-53, T. Clippard 15-9, W. Harris 16-9, L. Gregerson 11-8, C. Devenski 41-25
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-4, W. Harris 2-0, L. Gregerson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 22, T. Clippard 4, W. Harris 4, L. Gregerson 5, C. Devenski 9
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      MetsNYM58-78
      2200200006101
      AstrosHOU83-53
      10510010X8111
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Reyes 2B42200103.235.304.384.6889.0
      N. Aoki RF42320101.280.326.407.73311.0
      A. Cabrera 3B40000026.257.331.397.728-1.0
      T. d'Arnaud DH40010003.229.278.389.6682.0
      D. Smith 1B50210022.200.226.388.6143.0
      A. Rosario SS30000002.245.272.427.6991.0
      M. Reynolds SS00000100.222.300.309.6091.0
      B. Nimmo LF21110311.250.394.330.7245.5
      K. Plawecki C51100017.218.290.327.6181.5
      J. Lagares CF30110100.257.302.371.6733.0
      Total34610607625-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer DH41111101.296.374.552.9267.0
        A. Bregman 3B52200002.288.360.479.8396.0
        J. Altuve 2B22000111.357.417.565.9827.5
        C. Correa SS31110101.320.401.564.9656.0
        J. Reddick RF31230000.311.352.475.8286.0
        C. Maybin CF41131002.235.331.357.6877.0
        T. White 1B40300000.333.375.6671.0425.0
        J. Centeno C30000002.227.292.364.6550.0
        T. Kemp LF40100002.250.250.333.5832.0
        Total32811823111-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Aoki (14), D. Smith (3)
          • SH - A. Cabrera
          • RBI - N. Aoki 2 (29), T. d'Arnaud (39), D. Smith (12), B. Nimmo (7), J. Lagares (12)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith (5), B. Nimmo (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. White 2 (3), T. Kemp
          • HR - G. Springer (31), C. Maybin (7)
          • SF - J. Reddick (12)
          • SH - J. Centeno
          • RBI - G. Springer (74), C. Correa (68), J. Reddick 3 (72), C. Maybin 3 (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (27)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Reyes 2 (18), N. Aoki (6)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Bregman (16), J. Altuve 2 (31), C. Correa
          • CS - C. Maybin (6)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Lagares (5)
          • E - A. Rosario (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - C. Maybin (6)
          • DP - A. Bregman, T. White, J. Altuve
          • E - J. Centeno (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Flexen (L, 3-4)4.09772127.852.07-10.5
          C. Bradford2.01000003.601.165.0
          J. Familia1.01110005.931.761.0
          J. Smoker0.20000005.871.830.0
          A. Ramos0.10001003.591.33-1.0
          Total8.01188312---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Flexen (L, 3-4)4.0
          C. Bradford2.0
          J. Familia1.0
          J. Smoker0.2
          A. Ramos0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers4.17663104.781.38-3.5
          T. Clippard0.20001104.671.33-0.5
          W. Harris (W, 3-2)1.01000103.130.969.5
          L. Gregerson (H, 16)1.01001003.861.361.0
          C. Devenski (S, 4)2.01002302.500.9211.5
          Total9.01066760---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers4.1
          T. Clippard0.2
          W. Harris (W, 3-2)1.0
          L. Gregerson (H, 16)1.0
          C. Devenski (S, 4)2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Familia
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Flexen 79-46, C. Bradford 20-14, J. Familia 14-9, J. Smoker 9-5, A. Ramos 8-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Flexen 5-5, C. Bradford 3-3, J. Familia 2-1, J. Smoker 1-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Flexen 22, C. Bradford 7, J. Familia 5, J. Smoker 2, A. Ramos 2
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Fiers (11)
          • IBB - L. Gregerson (4)
          • HBP - M. Fiers (13), T. Clippard (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 87-53, T. Clippard 15-9, W. Harris 16-9, L. Gregerson 11-8, C. Devenski 41-25
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-4, W. Harris 2-0, L. Gregerson 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 22, T. Clippard 4, W. Harris 4, L. Gregerson 5, C. Devenski 9
          • 7TH INNING
            Reddick hit sacrifice fly to center, Altuve scored68
          • 5TH INNING
            Nimmo walked, Aoki scored, d'Arnaud to third, Rosario to second67
            Aoki singled to center, Reyes scored57
          • 4TH INNING
            Springer homered to left47
          • 3RD INNING
            Maybin homered to left center, Correa and Reddick scored46
            Reddick reached on an infield single to shortstop, Altuve scored, Correa to third43
            Correa singled to left, Bregman scored, Altuve to second42
          • 2ND INNING
            Aoki singled to center, Plawecki scored, Lagares to third, Aoki out at second41
            Lagares singled to left, Nimmo scored, Plawecki to second31
          • 1ST INNING
            Reddick singled to right center, Bregman scored, Correa to third21
            Smith singled to left, Aoki scored20
            d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop, Reyes scored, Aoki to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • C. Devenski Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
            • B. Nimmo: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
            • K. Plawecki: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Plawecki popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chris Devenski relieved Luke Gregerson
            • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lagares walked
            • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes flied out to left
            • N. Aoki: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Aoki doubled to deep left, Lagares to third
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Matt Reynolds at shortstop
            • T. White: Ball, White singled to left
            • Josh Smoker relieved Jeurys Familia
            • J. Centeno: Foul, Ball, Centeno hit sacrifice bunt to first, White to second
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp lined out to left
            • AJ Ramos relieved Josh Smoker
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Springer walked
            • A. Bregman: Bregman fouled out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Luke Gregerson relieved Will Harris
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, d'Arnaud popped out to shortstop
            • D. Smith: Foul, Smith doubled to right
            • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
            • B. Nimmo: Nimmo intentionally walked
            • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Plawecki lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jeurys Familia relieved Chasen Bradford
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve hit by pitch
            • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Altuve stole second, Correa grounded out to third, Altuve to third
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick hit sacrifice fly to center, Altuve scored
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Maybin safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error
            • T. White: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Maybin caught stealing, catcher to second
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Will Harris relieved Tyler Clippard
            • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Lagares grounded out to third
            • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes singled to left center
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes stole second, Strike looking, Aoki grounded out to pitcher, Reyes to third
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Bradford Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Springer flied out to shallow right
            • A. Bregman: Foul, Bregman popped out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes singled to right
            • N. Aoki: Foul, Strike looking, Reyes to third on catcher Centeno fielding error, Reyes to third on catcher Centeno fielding error, Aoki singled to center, Reyes scored
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Aoki to second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, d'Arnaud hit by pitch
            • Tyler Clippard relieved Mike Fiers
            • D. Smith: Smith popped out to shortstop
            • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Aoki stole third, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario hit by pitch, d'Arnaud to second
            • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked, Aoki scored, d'Arnaud to third, Rosario to second
            • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Chasen Bradford relieved Chris Flexen
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reddick lined out to left
            • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded bunt out to catcher
            • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, White doubled to deep center
            • J. Centeno: Ball, Ball, Centeno grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Nimmo singled to left
            • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki grounded into double play third to second to first, Nimmo out at second
            • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lagares grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Flexen Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Foul, Foul, Foul, Springer homered to left
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman lined out to center
            • J. Altuve: Altuve popped out to shortstop
            • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Correa flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, d'Arnaud lined out to right
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario lined out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Flexen Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Bregman singled to center
            • J. Altuve: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Altuve walked, Bregman to second
            • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Correa singled to left, Bregman scored, Altuve to second
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Altuve stole third Correa to second, Ball, Reddick reached on an infield single to shortstop, Altuve scored, Correa to third
            • C. Maybin: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Maybin homered to left center, Correa and Reddick scored
            • T. White: Foul, Ball, Ball, White grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Centeno: Centeno lined out to shortstop
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp doubled to deep left, Kemp out at third
            • End of the 3rd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nimmo walked
            • K. Plawecki: Plawecki singled to right center, Nimmo to third
            • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lagares singled to left, Nimmo scored, Plawecki to second
            • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes popped out to shortstop
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Plawecki to third, Lagares to second on wild pitch, Aoki singled to center, Plawecki scored, Lagares to third, Aoki out at second
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera lined out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Flexen Pitching:
            • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, White doubled to deep left
            • J. Centeno: Foul, Ball, Ball, Centeno lined out to left
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop, White to third
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Springer grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Centeno Pitching:
            • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Aoki walked, Reyes to second
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second, Reyes to third, Aoki to second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop, Reyes scored, Aoki to third
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to left, Aoki scored
            • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Flexen Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer lined out to shortstop
            • A. Bregman: Foul, Bregman singled to left center
            • J. Altuve: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Bregman stole second
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Reddick singled to right center, Bregman scored, Correa to third
            • C. Maybin: Maybin reached on fielder's choice to third, Reddick out at second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)