NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Mike Pelfrey pitched his first complete game in nearly three years, Carlos Beltran hit a mammoth home run (estimated at 460 feet) and the New York Mets handed Dan Haren a rare beating Saturday night in a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
National League batting leader Jose Reyes sparked the offense with his latest big game from the leadoff spot and Jason Bay showed more signs of breaking out of his season-long slump.
Pelfrey (4-5) gave up five hits in his first win since May 10 at Colorado. He entered 0-2 in his previous six outings, though he pitched well in most of those.
The big right-hander struck out five and did not walk a batter for the third consecutive start. He threw a season-high 123 pitches in his third career complete game — the last one was Aug. 25, 2008, against Houston.
The Mets also scored four stolen bases and each of those runners ended up touching home plate.
First baseman Mark Trumbo hit a solo home run for the Angels in the 6th inning to end Pelfrey’s shut out bid.
(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)