Series: Game 1 of 3

NY Mets leads 1-0 (as of 4/11)

Game 1: Monday, April 11
NY Mets8
Game 2: Wednesday, April 13
in 11
NY Mets1
Game 3: Thursday, April 14
NY Mets4

Astros 4

(4-2, 0-1 away)

Mets 8

(2-5, 1-0 home)

1:10 PM ET, April 11, 2005

Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York 

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HOU 100000120 4 - -
NYM 000003050 8 - -

W: R. Hernandez (1-0)

L: R. Springer (0-1)

Houston (4-1) at NY Mets (1-5) 1:10 pm EDT

Houston (4-1) at NY Mets (1-5), 1:10 pm EDT

FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- Fresh off their first win of the season, the New York Mets stage their home opener on Monday afternoon against the Houston Astros.

On Sunday, the Mets overcame a 15-strikeout performance by Atlanta's John Smoltz with home runs by Carlos Beltran, Cliff Floyd and David Wright in the eighth inning and posted a 6-1 victory, becoming the last team in the majors to earn a win this season.

Pedro Martinez went the distance to earn his first victory with the Mets, yielding just two hits and striking out nine.

Martinez and Beltran were the major offseason signings by the Mets. Beltran tied a playoff record with eight homers for the Astros last season. He signed a seven-year, $119 million deal with New York.

Tom Glavine (0-1, 12.27) hopes to rebound from a shaky first start when he takes the mound against Houston's Andy Pettitte (0-0, 1.50) on Monday.

Glavine gave up five runs while failing to make it out of the fourth inning in a 9-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds last Wednesday. Last season, the lefthander posted a 2.84 ERA and held opponents to a .234 batting average in 13 starts at Shea Stadium.

Pettitte knows all about pitching in New York as a four-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees. After being plagued by elbow problems last season, Pettitte yielded a run and four hits in six innings, but did not get a decision in the Astros' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last Wednesday.

Behind a two-run homer by Jeff Bagwell and seven strong innings by Roy Oswalt, Houston completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.

After a season-opening loss to the Cardinals, the Astros have won their last four games.

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Gameday Matchup

 HoustonNew York
Current StreakW2L1
Last 106-48-2

Pitching Matchup

HoustonNew York
A. Pettitte
17-9, 2.39 ERA

Last Game:
9/30 at HOU
7.0 IP, 1 ER
Dec = ND
T. Glavine
13-13, 3.53 ERA

Last Game:
9/29 at NYM
9.0 IP, 0 ER
Dec = Win

Gameday Lineups

NO.HoustonNew York
1. A. Everett, SS J. Reyes, SS
2. C. Biggio, 2B K. Matsui, 2B
3. J. Bagwell, 1B C. Beltran, CF
4. M. Ensberg, 3B M. Piazza, C
5. J. Lane, RF C. Floyd, LF
6. C. Burke, LF D. Wright, 3B
7. B. Ausmus, C D. Mientkiewicz, 1B
8. W. Taveras, CF V. Diaz, RF
9. A. Pettitte, P T. Glavine, P