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

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.