7,642: Maine pitches Mets past ‘stros

A rare W

John Maine threw seven innings of five-hit ball Friday as the New York Mets topped the Houston Astros 7-1 at Citi Field.

Maine lost his no-no right away when leadoff batter Michael Bourne doubled to left center, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,642 Mets games without a no-hitter. That moves Maine in sole position of second place of active Mets with 16 no-nos lost on the opening batter, trailing only Mike Pelfrey’s 21. (Visit No-hitters killed by first at bat for all your opening hit nonsense.)

Jeff Francoeur led the Mets offense with a 3-for-4 night with a two-run homer, and Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

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