Young Mets upstage Astros on road

Young Mets upstage Astros on road

METS (ss) 6, ASTROS 4
at Kissimmee, Fla.
Sunday, March 16

Mets at the plate: Fernando Martinez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Victor Mendez went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Argenis Reyes tripled in the fifth inning, driving in a run.

Astros at the plate: Lance Berkman hit his fourth homer of the spring, a solo shot in the fourth frame. Humberto Quintero drove in a run with a double in the eighth. Jose Cruz Jr. hit a two-run homer, his first of the spring, later in that frame.

Mets on the mound: Starter Nelson Figueroa allowed one run on one hit over four innings, walking three and striking out two. Jorge Sosa followed with three scoreless frames, striking out four.

Astros on the mound: Starter Chris Sampson pitched four scoreless innings before allowing five runs in the fifth. Rule 5 draftee Wesley Wright threw 1 2/3 scoreless frames in relief.

Grapefruit League records: Mets 12-7, Astros 8-12

Up next for Mets: The Mets travel to Viera, Fla., on Monday to play the Nationals at 1:05 p.m. ET. Left-hander Oliver Perez will start, and he will be followed by lefty Ricardo Rincon and right-hander Joe Smith. New York will face Washington lefty Mike O'Connor.

Up next for Astros: The Astros travel to Vero Beach on Monday in the last Dodgers game to be played at Dodgertown. Right-hander Woody Williams will face Los Angeles, which has not yet named a starter. First pitch is at 1:05.

Alyson Footer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.