Detroit Tigers defeat New York Mets, 6-5

It has been a bright and dynamic month for the Mets, but the past two days were marred by darker events.

The team faced questions about its star pitcher's sex scandal, fielded an injury-depleted lineup Thursday night and squandered a chance to claim first place in the National League East.

The 6-5 loss to Detroit also did nothing to convince the Mets that their starting rotation was complete. Hisanori Takahashi, a puzzle who trades dominant outings with terrible ones, o...