Published May 15, 2011
He hit a tying, two-run double in the Mets' four-run fifth inning, and later scored the go-ahead run. Turner tacked on a three-run homer in the sixth and the Mets won for the seventh time in 10 games.
Chris Capuano (3-4) allowed six hits and two runs in five innings. He struck out six.
Aneury Rodriguez (0-2) didn't allow a hit until the fifth, but finished with five earned runs and four walks in his third major league start.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th straight save. He has not allowed a run in 14 appearances since April 14.
Rodriguez walked Josh Thole with one out in the first, then was perfect until Jason Bay reached on an error to begin the fifth. Daniel Murphy singled before Turner's double, and Pridie hit a go-ahead single after that.
Turner's homer put the game out of reach in the sixth, but Houston added Clint Barmes' solo homer against Taylor Buchholz in the bottom half and Matt Downs' double in the eighth against Jason Isringhausen.
The Astros scored in the second on Chris Johnson's single. Jason Michaels doubled in the bottom of the fourth for a 2-0 lead.
Houston's Carlos Lee, who got his 2,000th hit on Saturday extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double in the fifth.
Notes: Mets OF Carlos Beltran returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday's game with a swollen right eye. "I woke up this morning and I could see clear. I came to the ballpark and went to the cage to make sure I saw the ball good." ... Jason Bay is averaging 10.3 home runs per at-bat at Minute Maid Park. Sammy Sosa is the only player with a better average with 9.9 homers for each at-bat. ... Michael Bourn was 14 for 14 in stolen bases until he was caught stealing second base in the first inning. ... New York is