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Mets blow five-run lead in loss to Astros

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (40-40) blew a five-run lead and had their four-game win streak snapped with a 9-6 loss to the Houston Astros (41-41) on Saturday evening at Citi Field.

Jake Diekman, Reed Garrett, and Danny Young combined to allow five runs over the final two innings, and the Mets’ 6-1 lead was suddenly gone.

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Mark Vientos crushed his 10th home run of the season. Pete Alonso had a two-run single, Brandon Nimmo had an RBI double, while Jose Iglesias and Harrison Bader added run-scoring singles.

Tylor Megill was charged with four runs over 5.1 innings.

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The Mets will hand the ball to Luis Severino on Sunday as they look to take two of three from the Astros. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m.