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Mets LHP Jonathon Niese exits with elevated heart rate; Astros rally in 6th for 3-1 win

  • New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese delivers the ball to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese delivers the ball to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) talks with manager Terry Collins (10) before he was taken out of the game with an injury during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) talks with manager Terry Collins (10) before he was taken out of the game with an injury during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Astros' Jose Altuve scores on a double by Chris Carter when New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker, left, dropped the ball for an error during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Houston Astros' Jose Altuve scores on a double by Chris Carter when New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker, left, dropped the ball for an error during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese left his final start of the season with an elevated heart rate, a condition he has dealt with before, and the Houston Astros rallied Friday night against reliever Carlos Torres for a 3-1 victory over New York.

Jose Altuve, closing in on the American League batting title, hit a tying single in a three-run sixth inning. Chris Carter and Robbie Grossman doubled off Torres, and Matt Dominguez capped the outburst with an RBI single.

Kevin Chapman (2-0) got two outs, Tony Sipp tossed two perfect innings and the Astros snapped a three-game skid by winning for the third time in 10 games. Chad Qualls worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 19th save.