NEW YORK (AP) _ Marvin Hudson, one of the new National League umpires hired as permanent replacements, left Tuesday night's game between the New York Mets and Houston Astros after one inning because of a strained Achillies' tendon.

Hudson, the second-base umpire, worked the first inning, then conferred with a trainer in the New York dugout. He came back on the field after the second inning to talk with crew chief Dana DeMuth, then left again.

The game went on with a three-man crew: Sam Holbrook behind the plate, and DeMuth and Charlie Relaford on the bases.