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Astros ground red-hot Mets

The Houston Astros brought the NL East division-leading New York Mets back down to earth with 16 hits Sunday in an 8-4 win, avoiding a series sweep to the Mets.

Houston won the game listed at -102 odds, while the final score made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Willy Taveras went 2-5 at the plate, driving in two runs in the win, while scoring two runs.

Carlos Delgado belted a three-run homer in the loss, finishing 2-2 with two walks.

Roy Oswalt went 5 2/3 innings for the victory, allowing four runs from eight hits as his record evens to 7-7 overall. Mike Pelfrey was tagged with the loss after surrendering five runs off six hits in just over four innings of work.