DETROIT -- The statistical file on Jose Reyes is growing by the day.
By tripling in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game, Reyes became the first player since the dead-ball era to hit 15 triples in his team's first 79 games. (Seven others have hit 14.) He now is on pace for 31 triples, which would be the second most in Major League history, and the most since Chief Wilson set the all-time record with 36 in 1912.
Reyes also recorded four hits for the league-leading fourth time this season and the 23rd in his career, adding to his franchise record. In addition to his triples, Reyes continues to lead the Majors with 117 hits and 40 multi-hit games.