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Mets to play Astros in Houston this weekend

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The Mets and Astros will play in Houston beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday.

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The Mets and Astros will play their three-game series this weekend in Houston beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday. It had been thought that the series would need to be moved elsewhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the dreadful flooding in Texas.

Astros President Reid Ryan tweeted out photos of Minute Maid Park today showing that the field is ready and confirming that the Astros will be accepting donations at the gates for flood victims during the series. And Mets players are aiming to volunteer on their off day on Friday, according to Newsday’s Marc Carig.

The teams will play a day-night doubleheader on Saturday with the first game set for 2:10 PM EDT and the nightcap for 8:10 PM EDT. They’ll play their series finale as regularly scheduled at 2:10 PM EDT on Sunday. In the team’s release, Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane said:

“We are grateful to Mayor Turner, to Major League Baseball, and to the New York Mets for working with us to make this happen. It will be great to get our team back home to their families and in front of our fans. We believe this will be good for the city as we continue to do our part to assist in the Hurricane relief efforts.”