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MLB: Houston 6, New York Mets 3

May 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM

HOUSTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Chris Snyder bashed a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie added a two-run shot Tuesday in the Houston Astros' 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.

Lowrie went deep in the first inning to give the Astros a 2-0 lead, and Snyder broke it open in the second, unleashing a long drive to left that landed on the train tracks atop Minute Maid Park's left field wall.

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It was the first homer in an Astros uniform for Snyder, who signed with the team as a free agent in January.

J.A. Happ (2-1) collected the victory with 6 1/3 effective innings, holding the Mets to three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out seven.

Brett Myers picked up his sixth save with a 1-2-3 ninth, allowing Houston to clinch its three-game set with New York.

Jonathon Niese (2-1) lasted three innings for the Mets, allowing five runs on six hits.

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