Sports
6:30 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Pagan a homer shy of cycle, Mets rout Tigers 14-6

NEW YORK – Angel Pagan finished a homer shy of the cycle and had four RBIs, David Wright reached base five times and scored three runs, and the New York Mets routed the Detroit Tigers 14-6 on a rainy Tuesday night.

Ike Davis had two hits and two RBIs in the third inning as the Mets batted around for seven runs, getting help from Jay Sborz, who became the first pitcher in eight years to hit the first two batters with pitches in his big league debut.

Sborz was pitching in relief of Justin Verlander (8-5), who did not return to the mound after a 58-minute rain delay that began after he gave up an RBI double to Jason Bay in the third inning that gave New York a 3-0 lead.