Francisco Liriano

Astros use big 6th for 4-1 win, sweep Mets in doubleheader

The Houston Astros entered Saturday hoping to provide some cheer to a city ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in their first games at home since the storm.

They left the ballpark feeling encouraged after sweeping a day-night doubleheader over the New York Mets in front of a combined crowd of more than 60,000 fans in the first professional sporting event in the city since the storm.

"It was a long day but a productive day for us," manager A.J. Hinch said. "We played pretty well with high energy and a lot of emotion ... couldn't have really scripted a better day."

The Astros won the first game 12-8 behind George Springer's career-high 30th home run....

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