Trailing by five runs, the New York Mets (41-31) scored three runs in the sixth inning, another in the seventh, but the comeback fell short, losing 6-5 to the Detroit Tigers. The loss drops the Mets one-half game behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

The Mets are now 26-11 at home and 11-4 in interleague play. They open their final interleague series Friday night at Citi Field against the Minnesota Twins.

Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets … recap and boxscore

Post Game Notes:

Hisanori Takahashi pitched 4+ innings, allowing six runs, eight hits, 4 K, 4 BB and two home runs (92 pitches/58 strikes). He pitched to four batters in the fifth inning, before being relieved by Elmer Dessens. Dessens pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit (23 pitches/15 strikes). His ERA dropped to 0.77 in 11 appearances.

Bobby Parnell pitched a scoreless seventh inning, walking one and striking out the side.

Jesus Feliciano started in Angel Pagan‘s stead, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

David Wright added two hits, including an RBI double. He also chalked up two more strikeouts, including once with the bases loaded and the tying run at third base with one out in the seventh inning.

Ruben Tejada delivered an eighth inning single, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Tejada was also hit by a pitch and scored a run.

Trailing 6-5, the Mets left five runners on base between the seventh and eighth innings.

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