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Mets Bats Come Alive To Beat Tigers

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – For a team that hadn’t hit a grand slam since 2009, the New York Mets sure made it look simple with two in as many innings.


Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran each cleared the bases in the fourth and fifth inning, respectively, to break a 299-game drought without a grand slam, as the Mets took commanding 14-3 win over the Detroit Tigers to open a three-game interleague set.

The large offensive output saw a season-high in hits (18) that included Jose Reyes’ 4-for-4 showing at the plate. The victory also put the Mets over the 500 mark (40-39) for the first time since the opening week of the season.

The offense overshadowed a solid start by R.A. Dickey (4-7), who allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out six over seven innings.

Austin Jackson had a two-run homer and Andy Dirks added a solo shot for Detroit, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (6-6) continued his recent struggles, yielding seven runs on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Over his last three starts, he has given up 21 runs in 11 1/3 frames.

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Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

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