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Monday, April 15, 1968

Mets lose marathon to Astros

In the major league's longest 1-0 game, the Astros beat the Mets in 24 innings and 6:06 before 14,219 at the Astrodome. Each team had 79 at-bats and 11 hits, ending when Bob Aspromonte's grounder got between shortstop Al Weiss' legs allowing Norm Miller to score from third base with one out. Wade Blasingame, Houston's fifth pitcher, got the win. Les Rohr, the Mets' seventh reliever, took the loss. Tom Seaver had started, pitching 10 innings of two-hit ball and Don Wilson threw nine scoreless for the Astros. Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda went 0-for-10 with five strikeouts.

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