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Final Score: Rangers 5, Mets 3—Down five early, Mets' comeback falls short

Texas took advantage of Bartolo Colon early, and the Mets lost.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers beat the Mets on Saturday night, and they started the game with a bang. An Alex Rios double scored a run in the top of the first, and shortly thereafter Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run home run. Texas had a 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning. And Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run in the third against Colon to put the Mets in a five-run hole.

To Colon's credit, he completed seven innings in the start, at least giving the bullpen some rest and keeping the Mets in the game. The Mets' big threat came in the third inning, as Curtis Granderson doubled to score the team's first run of the game and move Colon, who had reached on an error, to third base. A Daniel Murphy single loaded the bases, but David Wright struck out before Bobby Abreu singled to score the Mets' second run. With the bases still loaded, Lucas Duda struck out and Juan Lagares grounded out to end the inning.

A leadoff home run by Travis d'Arnaud pulled the Mets within two runs, and Josh Edgin and Gonzalez Germen kept Texas off the board, but the Mets did not score again—not even in the eighth after drawing back-to-back walks to begin the inning.