Scott Hairston launched a bases-loaded triple and Ronny Paulino contributed four hits as part of another offensive barrage by the New York Mets, who beat the Detroit Tigers 16-9 on Wednesday night.
The Mets set a team record by scoring 52 runs in a four-game span, STATS LLC said. They have 69 hits during their spree.
Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got the final out, becoming the first Detroit position player to pitch since 2000. Smiling and laughing, Justin Verlander high-fived Kelly in the dugout — now the Detroit ace will try to stop the Mets on Thursday afternoon.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times