Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Brett Myers tossed seven strong scoreless innings while Carlos Lee hit a two-run shot and drove in three runs as Houston downed the New York Mets, 4-1, in the middle test of three between the clubs at Citi Field.
Tommy Manzella finished 3-for-4 and knocked in the other run for the Astros, who lost the series opener but have taken six of their last seven.
Myers (10-7) reached double-digit wins for the sixth time in his career by scattering six hits and striking out six and issuing one walk. He also extended his franchise-best streak from the start of the season with his 27th outing of six-or-more innings.
Brandon Lyon recorded a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.
Ike Davis doubled among his two hits for the Mets, who have lost three of four.
Johan Santana (10-9) surrendered eight hits and four runs with four strikeouts over seven full frames in the setback. The veteran lefty has lost his last three decisions and also saw his streak of three straight complete games snapped.