BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Binghamton Mets came up with a different variation of hitting for the cycle Saturday night.

The Mets used a homer, triple, double and two singles to build a six-run fifth inning that carried them to a 9-3 victory against the Portland Sea Dogs.

Raul Reyes tripled in two runs, and Mike Nikeas followed with a two-run homer to greet reliever Eammon Portice.

“We make four errors on the night and put them in some good hitters’ counts where they could drive some baseballs,” Sea Dogs Manager Arnie Beyeler said. “We didn’t play the defense to help the pitchers.”

Kirk Nieuwenheis started the fifth with a double for his third extra-base hit of the night. He doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and scored, then hit a 2-2 pitch down the right-field line for a homer when he led off the third. Nieuwenheis finished 4 for 5, including his third double in the eighth inning.

“He’s on his game right now,” Mets Manager Tim Teufel said of Nieuwenheis, who suffered a shoulder injury June 12 and didn’t return until Monday. “He’s back to where he was.”

The Sea Dogs had scored three times in the top of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.

Ryan Khoury started the inning with a double and scored on a Chih-Hsien Chiang single. Yamaico Navarro finished the scoring with a triple to drive in Chiang and Nate Spears, who had walked.

Sea Dogs starter Jeremy Kehrt (1-5) only retired one batter in the fifth. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits.

“Realistically, if we play defense, they get one in the inning,” Beyeler said. “We didn’t handle a double-play ball and the inning kind of snowballed from there.”

The Sea Dogs received a scare in the seventh when third baseman Ray Chang was hit in the upper right part of his chest by a pitch while striking out. He turned into the high-and-inside pitch and because he was swinging, wasn’t awarded first base.

Chang was face-down in the batter’s box for several minutes while attended to by trainers. After being carefully rolled onto his back, Chang was eventually able to get up and walk off the field.

When the Sea Dogs took the field, Chang was removed from the game. After the game, Beyeler said Chang was at a local hospital getting X-rays.

NOTES: Chang led the Sea Dogs in hitting in June at .310 and started July at 5 for 15 (.333), including Saturday’s 1 for 4. Chang entered the game tied for seventh in the league with a .307 average.

The starting pitchers were announced for the first three games of Portland’s four-game series against New Hampshire Monday through Thursday.

Kyle Weiland (4-5, 3.95) will go against Zach Stewart (6-2, 4.54) in Monday’s 6 p.m. game. Casey Kelly (1-3, 5.05) will face B.J. LaMura (1-3, 3.86) Tuesday and Alex Wilson (0-2, 8.68) will oppose Randy Boone (2-3, 3.45) Wednesday at 7 p.m.