ARLINGTON - Texas right-hander Alexi Ogando had his second bad outing in three starts, and the New York Mets pounded Texas pitching in a 14-5 rout.
The 14 runs allowed are the second most surrendered by Texas this year and the most the Mets have scored.
Ogando lasted just three innings, allowing six runs (three earned) on eight hits. New York scored three off him in the first and three more in the third.
Ogando's exit didn't stop the bleeding, as the Mets blew open a 6-2 game with eight runs off Dave Bush and Michael Kirkman in the sixth inning. The Mets sent 12 batters to the plate in that inning, scoring four runs off each of the Rangers relievers.
New York finished the game with 17 hits.
Texas scored four of its five runs on homers. Adrian Beltre and Michael Young went back-to-back in the fourth inning and Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in the eighth. The daytime struggles for Josh Hamilton continued, as he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts.
- Anthony Andro