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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Recap: Game 87 - Rangers (5) at Mets (3) - Texas Lights Up Colon



New York

W: C. Lewis (6-5) L: B. Colon (8-7) S: J. Soria (16)
HR: TEX - R. Chirinos (8),A. Beltre (11)   NYM - T. d'Arnaud (5)


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.

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 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.

Box Score:

Shin-Soo Choo LF500000000.250
  Joakim Soria P000000000.000
Elvis Andrus SS511010001.271
Alex Rios RF413110000.305
Adrian Beltre 3B411100102.335
Leonys Martin CF310000010.268
Robinson Chirinos C412300101.251
Carlos Pena 1B301010010.111
Rougned Odor 2B401000000.262
Colby Lewis P301000001.400
  Neal Cotts P000000000.000
  Shawn Tolleson P000000000.000
  Dan Robertson PH-LF101000000.241
Curtis Granderson RF502110001.235
Daniel Murphy 2B501000002.295
David Wright 3B401010000.277
Bobby Abreu LF301100000.277
  Chris Young PH-LF000000010.199
Lucas Duda 1B301000001.251
  Eric Campbell PH-1B000000010.340
Juan Lagares CF400000002.288
Travis d`Arnaud C411100102.206
Ruben Tejada SS411000002.234
Bartolo Colon P310000000.059
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH101010000.303

E_A.Beltre. LOB_Texas 6, NY Mets 8. 2B_E.Andrus, A.Rios, C.Pena, C.Granderson, D.Wright, K.Nieuwenhuis. HR_R.Chirinos (8) off B.Colon, A.Beltre (11) off B.Colon, T.d'Arnaud (5) off C.Lewis. SB_A.Rios (14). GIDP_S.Choo, J.Lagares. DP_Texas 1 (R.Odor, E.Andrus and C.Pena); NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and E.Campbell).

Colby Lewis (W 6-5)6.0832071102-765.51
Neal Cotts (H 9)1.000012019-133.65
Shawn Tolleson (H 4)1.000010012-73.19
Joakim Soria (S 16)1.010001018-142.83
Bartolo Colon (L 8-7)7.0855232110-764.04
Josh Edgin1.230001022-171.23
Gonzalez Germen0.10000103-33.81

N.Cotts pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

T_3:10. A_24418.
Umpires_Home,Doug Eddings; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Jim Joyce.
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