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MLB Game Summary - Texas at NY Mets



(Saturday, July 5)

Final Score: Texas 5, NY Mets 3

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers grabbed a 5-3 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set.

Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run and Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Rangers, who snapped a six-game losing streak. Colby Lewis (6-5) pitched six innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits with seven strikeouts.

"Chirinos fought through that at-bat and got a ball up and away and hit it out to the opposite field," said Texas manager Ron Washington. "That was huge."

Travis d'Arnuad hit a solo home run for the Mets, who have lost five of their last six. Bartolo Colon (8-7) dropped his second straight start for allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings.

Texas opened the scoring in the first inning as Elvis Andrus doubled and came home when Rios followed with a double. Two batters later, Leonys Martin walked and Chirinos followed with his eighth home run of the season for a 4-0 lead.

"The first inning he just kept a few of pitches over the plate," d'Arnaud said of Colon. "He executed his pitches after that and kept the ball down."

The Rangers made it a 5-0 game in the third on Beltre's two-out solo shot to left, his 11th of the season.

New York answered in the bottom of the third and were helped by a fielding error. After Ruben Tejada singled to start the inning, Colon reached base when Beltre threw away his grounder to third. Curtis Granderson doubled in Tejada, and Colon scored on a Bobby Abreu single for a 5-2 game.

D'Arnaud led off the fourth with his fifth home run of the season to make it a 5-3 contest.

Lewis tossed a flawless sixth while Neal Cotts did the same in the seventh before walking Chris Young to start the eighth.

Shawn Tolleson then walked pinch-hitter Eric Campbell, but got Juan Lagares to hit into a double play and induced a fly out from d'Arnaud to end the inning.

Joakim Soria got Tejada to ground out to start the ninth before Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged a pinch-hit double to left. Granderson, though, popped out and Soria struck out Daniel Murphy for his 16th save of the season.

Game Notes

This is the first series between these clubs since the Mets took two of three in Texas in 2011 ... The Mets were just 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, while the Rangers were 3-for-8 and stranded six ... Zack Wheeler pitches for the Mets on Sunday, while Nick Tepesch takes the mound for the Rangers.

07/06 00:39:51 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
2nd
SAV 34
NCCU 54
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
 
4th
MIA 92
PHO 82
 
4th
MIN 91
LAC 99
 
3rd
DAL 71
NOP 60
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
 
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
2nd
HOW 55
NORST 55
 
2nd
DELST 82
HAMP 70
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
1st OT
NO 71
NICST 77
 
2nd
SAV 34
NCCU 54
 
2nd
ALAAM 38
TXSOU 40
 
2nd
VT 28
BC 46
 
2nd
MVSU 33
GRAM 29
 
Half
ISU 18
OKLA 37
 
Half
ALAST 30
PVU 29
 
1st
ARKPB 24
JST 24
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
2nd
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
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