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Dickey leads Mets past Astros

Aug 25, 2012 - 8:07 PM Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings of one-run ball and added an RBI single to lead the New York Mets past the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Dickey (16-4) scattered five hits and a walk after retiring the first 10 batters he faced. Frank Francisco worked a perfect ninth to record his 21st save of the season.

Justin Turner homered for New York, which scored more than two runs for the first time in eight games to snap a season-high tying six-game losing streak.

Fernando Abad (0-1) allowed one run on four hits and four walks over four innings in his first major league start for the Astros, who have dropped eight of their last nine.