HOUSTON -AP- George Springer hit his career-best 30th home run and J.D Davis also went deep to lead Houston over the New York Mets and Matt Harvey 12-8 Saturday in the Astros' first game at Minute Maid Park since Hurricane Harvey devastated the area.
A crowd of 30,319 attended the doubleheader opener. The Astros had moved a home series against rival Texas to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The AL West leaders, who lost two of three to the Rangers, then postponed Friday's game by a day, allowing players time to work in the community.
Springer, Astros beat Mets, Matt Harvey 12-8 in return home
Harvey (4-4) was pounded for seven runs and eight hits in a career-low two innings as Houston romped to a 7-0 lead. Harvey had not pitched for the Mets since June 14 because of a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
Jose Altuve had an RBI single and Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single, then scored on Cameron Maybon's single as Houston built a four-run lead in the 37-pitch inning. Maybin was claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
Springer hit a two-run homer in the second, when Harvey threw a run-scoring wild pitch.
Charlie Morton (11-6) struck out nine in five innings, giving up two runs and six hits.
Dominic Smith hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Wilmer Flores hit his fourth career grand slam, a drive off Will Harris.
Brad Peacock (10-2) was to start the night game for Houston and Seth Lugo (5-3) for the Mets.
New York recalled Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas on Friday and selected the contract of RHP Jamie Callahan from the Triple-A club, and both made big league debuts. Rhame allowed two hits in 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Callahan followed, giving up two runs -- one earned -- and three hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Houston recalled LHP Reymin Guduan, INF Tony Kemp and INF Tyler White from Triple-A Fresno, and the Astros placed RHP Brady Rodgers on the 60-day DL. Kemp started in left field and went 2 for 5 with an RBI. White entered in the seventh at first base and reached on an error in the bottom half.

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