MLB: New York Mets 3, Detroit 2

June 18, 2004 at 10:54 PM
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NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Mike Cameron homered with two out in the ninth Friday night as the New York Mets rallied for a 3-2 win over Detroit.

New York's Mike Piazza was honored prior to the game and then helped short-circuit a threat in the top of the ninth.

Detroit had runners at the corners with one out in the ninth, but Piazza pounced on a bunt in front of the plate and tagged out Alex Sanchez, who never left the batter's box. Braden Looper (1-1) retired pinch-hitter Carlos Guillen on a flyout, keeping the score tied, 2-2.

Danny Patterson (0-4) got two quick outs in the bottom half, but Cameron smacked a 2-2 pitch well back in the bleachers beyond the left field fence for his ninth home run.

Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk and Gary Carter were on hand as the Mets paid tribute to Piazza for breaking the major league record for home runs by a catcher.

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