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Mets deliver late as Takahashi closes Astros

The Mets scored twice in the ninth before turning to Hisanori Takahashi, who stepped in for injured closer Francisco Rodriguez and earned his first big league save, ending a three-game winning streak for the Astros.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4010011.279
Pagan, LF4000021.299
Wright, D, 3B4130010.292
Beltran, CF3221111.232
Francoeur, RF3011112.236
Hessman, 1B3000003.148
b-Davis, I, PH-1B0000100.245
Blanco, H, C3000002.260
c-Thole, PH-C1000002.299
Castillo, L, 2B2000100.240
Niese, P2000011.150
a-Carter, C, PH1000010.270
Dessens, P0000000.000
Feliciano, P, P0000000.000
Takahashi, P0000000.063
Totals303724813.248
a-Struck out for Niese in the 8th. b-Intentionally walked for Hessman in the 9th. c-Hit into a double play for Blanco, H in the 9th.
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Keppinger, 2B4010000.285
Blum, 2B1000010.265
Sanchez, Ag, SS5010001.276
Pence, RF4010011.285
Lee, Ca, LF4010002.247
Michaels, CF4110021.254
Johnson, C, 3B3021100.365
Wallace, 1B3010003.275
Castro, Ja, C4000006.191
Rodriguez, W, P2000022.213
a-Feliz, PH1000000.222
Lyon, P0000000.000
Lindstrom, P0000000.000
Chacin, P00000001.000
b-Bourgeois, PH1000000.211
Totals361811616.247
a-Grounded out for Rodriguez, W in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Chacin in the 9th.
BATTING
3B: Francoeur (2, Lindstrom).
HR: Beltran (2, 4th inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wright, D 3; Francoeur 3; Reyes; Beltran 5.
RBI: Beltran (10), Francoeur (48).
2-out RBI: Beltran.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran; Blanco, H.
GIDP: Hessman, Reyes.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wright, D (17, 2nd base off Rodriguez, W/Castro, Ja), Davis, I (2, 2nd base off Chacin/Castro, Ja).
CS: Reyes (7, 2nd base by Rodriguez, W/Castro, Ja).

FIELDING
E: Feliciano, P (1, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Johnson, C (13, Niese), Lee, Ca (21, Dessens).
TB: Wallace; Johnson, C 3; Sanchez, Ag; Keppinger; Lee, Ca 2; Michaels; Pence.
RBI: Johnson, C (35).
2-out RBI: Johnson, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, W; Lee, Ca; Wallace 2; Castro, Ja 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Sanchez, Ag-Keppinger-Wallace, Johnson, C-Keppinger-Wallace, Wallace-Castro, Ja).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Niese7.07110503.38
Dessens0.21001001.82
Feliciano, P(W, 3-6)0.10000003.05
Takahashi(S, 1)1.00000104.16
Totals9.08111603.67
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez, W7.04113614.04
Lyon1.00000203.70
Lindstrom(L, 2-4)0.13221004.15
Chacin0.20000005.34
Totals9.07334814.37
WP: Niese, Rodriguez, W, Lindstrom.
IBB: Davis, I (by Lindstrom), Johnson, C (by Dessens).
HBP: Wallace (by Niese).
Pitches-strikes: Niese 100-71, Dessens 16-7, Feliciano, P 8-4, Takahashi 12-8, Rodriguez, W 110-72, Lyon 15-10, Lindstrom 18-10, Chacin 4-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niese 9-3, Dessens 0-0, Feliciano, P 1-1, Takahashi 1-1, Rodriguez, W 9-2, Lyon 1-0, Lindstrom 1-0, Chacin 1-0.
Batters faced: Niese 29, Dessens 4, Feliciano, P 2, Takahashi 3, Rodriguez, W 25, Lyon 3, Lindstrom 5, Chacin 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano, P 2-0, Chacin 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Bellino. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:41.
Att: 22,688.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 16, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media