Dickey wins No. 16 as Mets top Astros, 3-1

Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to a double

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Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to a double play which ended the top of the fifth inning. (Aug. 25, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Their offensive futility continued, but the Mets managed to eclipse the two-run barrier for the first time in eight games Saturday, and that was enough for R.A. Dickey to earn his 16th win.

The Mets snapped a six-game losing streak and won at home for the third time in 19 games, beating the Houston Astros, 3-1, before 29,906 at Citi Field. Frank Francisco earned his 21st save as Houston, baseball's...

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