Max Scherzer had a brilliant start for the New York Mets, leading them to an 11-1 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Scherzer allowed just one run and five base runners in eight innings, recording his best start of the season. Francisco Lindor's five RBIs and a pair of five-run innings helped secure the win for the Mets, who won their fourth game in the past 15. The victory was well-timed for the struggling team as they begin a six-game road trip from Texas to Philadelphia. This was also the Mets' first win against the Astros in their last eight head-to-head matchups.