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Turner, Beato achieve Mets team records

Turner, Beato achieve Mets team records

Turner, Beato achieve Mets team records
NEW YORK -- The Mets fell, 7-3, at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night, but rookies Justin Turner and Pedro Beato broke a pair of franchise records in the process.

Turner's RBI single in the first inning marked his seventh consecutive game driving in a run, breaking Ron Swoboda's 1965 record for consecutive games with an RBI by a Mets rookie.

Later in the evening, Beato's 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief gave him 18 2/3 frames without allowing a run, breaking Jack DiLauro's 1969 team record of 17 2/3 scoreless innings to start a career.

Beato's appearance was his first since returning from the disabled list May 17. He retired all five batters he faced and said after the game he did not feel any ill effects from the right elbow tendinitis that had kept him off the mound.

"I wasn't [aware of approaching the record] at all until it was mentioned to me not so long ago," Beato said. "When I'm on the mound, that's not what I'm thinking about. I'm just locked in and executing my pitches."

Like Beato, Turner was unaware he was nearing Swoboda's record until Friday, and said he doesn't change his approach at the plate when there are runners on base.

"I'm just going up there and trying to get a good pitch to hit," Turner said. "Right now, I'm not missing very many of them. Hopefully I can keep it going."

-- Aaron Taube

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