Astros ace Justin Verlander shut down the New York Mets on Wednesday. He tossed eight shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out six.
Verlander improved to 10-3 with the win. The game was actually scoreless when he left after the bottom of the 8th. Jason Castro turned him into a winner with a two-run home run in the top of the 9th. He'll look to key his Cy Young campaign chugging along at home against the Royals.