Results: The Mets scored five runs in the first inning as they went on to beat the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
Need to know: Anthony Recker had three hits and three RBIs for the Mets and his three-run homer in the first gave the Mets a 5-0 lead off of Nick Tepesch. That was the help Zack Wheeler needed as the Mets’ pitcher tossed 6.1 innings giving up only one run and six hits for his fourth win. Kirk Nieuwenhuis also homered for the Mets.
Game ball: Anthony Recker had three hits and homered as the Mets catching position has become a plus in the batting lineup with Travis d’Arnaud also dangerous as a hitter at catcher.
What’s next: The Mets return to NL play on Monday when they host the Braves at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Mets while Mike Minor goes for the Braves.