Mets grind out win over Rangers despite Niese exit
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Travis d'Arnaud's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth was the difference, as the Mets took down Texas, 6-5, in the marathon opener of a three-game interleague series.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, while Eric Campbell went 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Mets, who snapped a four-game slide.
Jon Niese left after retiring only one batter with a lower-back contusion. Four relievers combined to keep the hosts in the contest, with Jenrry Mejia (5-3) recording the final four outs for the win.
Elvis Andrus collected three hits and scored once, while Shin-Soo Choo homered for the Rangers, losers in six straight. Alex Rios, Adrian Beltre and Adam Rosales each drove in a run in defeat.
Aaron Poreda (2-1) was charged with the deciding run.
07/04 23:27:33 ET