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Recker, Mets beat Rangers

(Sunday, July 6)

Final Score: New York 8, Texas 4

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer during a five-run first inning and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers, 8-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer and scored three runs for the Mets, who saw starter Zack Wheeler (4-8) give up one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Robinson Chirinos, Alex Rios and Leonys Martin homered for the Rangers, who went 1-6 on a seven-game road trip. Nick Tepesch (3-4) allowed six runs on five hits with four walks over six innings.

The Mets exploded for five runs in the first. Curtis Granderson walked and raced home on Lucas Duda’s two-out double to left-center field. Nieuwenhuis walked before Juan Lagares hit an RBI single to center. Recker followed with a three-run homer to left.

Chirinos’ solo homer in the fourth cut the gap to 5-1.

New York went back up by five on Nieuwenhuis’ solo homer in the sixth.

The Rangers left men on the corners in the seventh. Carlos Pena doubled and pinch-hitter Michael Choice singled to put men on first and third with one out. Dana Eveland got Shin-Soo Choo to go down swinging and Vic Black retired Elvis Andrus.

Daniel Murphy’s RBI double in the bottom half made it a 7-1 contest.

Texas hit a pair of homers in the eighth off Gonzalez Germen. Rios led off with a homer to left. Adrian Beltre followed with a single and crossed the plate on Martin’s blast to right. Jeurys Familia recorded the final two outs of the inning to keep it 7-4.

Ruben Tejada’s RBI single in the bottom half accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets placed pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday’s game and recalled pitcher Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas … Texas went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 10 0
NY Mets « 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 X 8 7 0
W:Z.Wheeler(4-8) L:N.Tepesch(3-4)
HR: TEX- A.Rios (4), R.Chirinos (9), L.Martin (4) NYM- A.Recker (3), K.Nieuwenhuis (2)
Texas AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Shin-Soo Choo LF 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .249
Elvis Andrus SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Alex Rios RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .304
Adrian Beltre 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Leonys Martin CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Robinson Chirinos C 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .251
Carlos Pena 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 .128
  Aaron Poreda P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Neftali Feliz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rougned Odor 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262
Nick Tepesch P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Michael Choice PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177
  Jason Frasor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chris Gimenez PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Totals 37 4 10 4 3 0 3 2 8
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Curtis Granderson RF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .234
Daniel Murphy 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .294
David Wright 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Lucas Duda 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 .252
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 .314
Juan Lagares CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287
Anthony Recker C 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .211
Ruben Tejada SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .240
Zack Wheeler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .037
  Dana Eveland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vic Black P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eric Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
  Gonzalez Germen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Bobby Abreu PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 8 7 8 3 0 2 6 4

LOB_Texas 8, NY Mets 4. 2B_S.Choo, C.Pena, R.Odor, D.Murphy, L.Duda, R.Tejada. HR_R.Chirinos (9) off Z.Wheeler, A.Rios (4) off G.Germen, L.Martin (4) off G.Germen, K.Nieuwenhuis (2) off N.Tepesch, A.Recker (3) off N.Tepesch. S_Z.Wheeler. SB_K.Nieuwenhuis (1), J.Lagares (2). CS_L.Duda. DP_Texas 1 (R.Chirinos and E.Andrus).

Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Nick Tepesch (L 3-4) 6.0 5 6 6 4 4 2 91-52 4.29
Jason Frasor 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 21-13 2.86
Aaron Poreda 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 8-4 4.05
Neftali Feliz 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14-9 0.00
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Zack Wheeler (W 4-8) 6.1 6 1 1 2 4 1 111-67 4.07
Dana Eveland 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5-3 1.38
Vic Black 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 1.50
Gonzalez Germen 0.1 3 3 3 0 1 2 15-9 4.78
Jeurys Familia (H 7) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 12-7 2.18
Jenrry Mejia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14-9 3.98

A.Poreda pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

T_3:21. A_25213.
Umpires_Home,Marvin Hudson; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Doug Eddings.

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