Pena hits 4th homer but Astros lose to Mets 7-5

Updated: March 21, 2013, 1:14 PM ET
Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Carlos Pena connected off a shaky Dillon Gee for his fourth home run of the spring, but the New York Mets rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday night.

Matt den Dekker broke a tie with a two-run triple in the seventh inning for the Mets, who erased a five-run deficit. Collin Cowgill's two-run homer off Houston starter Alex White started the comeback in the third.

Pena went deep in the first inning for the Astros, who added three more runs on four singles off Gee in the second.

Gee gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings.

White, vying for a spot in the Astros' rotation, allowed three runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Losing pitcher Kevin Chapman yielded four runs in two-thirds of an inning.


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