Joe Niekro(6-12) pitched okay, well enough for the win. He allowed 11 hits and 6 walks in 8 innings. Houston won despite being out-hit by New York 12 hits to 9.
Dave Smith got the save, his 18th. Rick Aguilera(3-8) was hit with the loss. He surrendered 7 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings.