NEW YORK -- Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning, and Colby Lewis allowed two earned runs in six innings as the Texas Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Adrian Beltre had a solo homer in the third and Alex Rios drove in the game's first run with an RBI double as the Rangers tagged Bartolo Colon for five runs in the first three innings.
Lewis allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out seven and not walking a batter for the third consecutive start. He has posted consecutive quality starts for the first time since notching four straight in June 2012.
The Mets got Lewis for two runs in the third, one of which was unearned because of a Beltre throwing error. Lewis got two big outs in the third with the bases loaded after the Mets had already scored twice.
Travis d'Arnaud homered on the first pitch of the Mets' fourth, but Lewis retired the last night after allowing a David Wright double to start the fifth.
The Mets threatened again in the eighth after two walks to start the inning. But Shawn Tolleson induced a double-play grounder and got d'Arnaud to fly to left to end the threat.
A one-out pinch-hit double by Kirk Nieuwenhuis brought the tying run to the plate twice in the ninth, but Joakim Soria got his save since June 15.
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