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Mets 16, Tigers 9

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Pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

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DETROIT (AP) – Scott Hairston hit 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. Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got the final out, becoming the first Detroit position player to pitch since 2000.

Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit’s five homers. The Mets romped despite not hitting any home runs.

Winner Chris Capuano (7-7) went five-plus innings, giving up five runs and six hits.

Phil Coke (1-8) allowed seven earned and 10 hits in four-plus innings.

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