Carlos Beltran got a two-run triple among his three hits, adding an RBI single, and Josh Thole contributed two hits and a pair of RBI for the Mets, who evened their three-game series with the Rangers at one win apiece.
Jonathon Niese (7-6) worked 5 2/3 innings to pick up the victory, allowing two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out seven.
Alexi Ogando (7-3) was lit up for six runs (three earned) on eight hits before being yanked after three innings for Texas.
Nelson Cruz cracked a two-run homer while Michael Young and Adrian Beltre added solo shots for the Rangers.
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