MONTREAL (Ticker) --
had four hits and a career-high six RBI as the
ran their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 19-10 rout of the
New York Mets
Montreal, which entered the game with 57 fewer runs than any team in the major leagues, posted its highest run total since also recording a 19-3 triumph at San Francisco on May 7, 1997.
"I don't know how many we needed but we needed more than I thought we would after we got at least 12," Expos manager
said. "It wasn't pretty but the thing about it is we got a win."
Batista delivered an RBI single in the first inning, connected on a two-run homer in the seventh and added a three-run double in the eighth. The third baseman, who was batting .217 through July 1, has a .306 average, four home runs and 22 RBI in his last 22 games.
"I feel lucky," Batista said. "I hope I can continue driving in a lot of runs and keep winning."
finished with a pair of doubles and
highlighted a seven-run third inning with a three-run homer, his 12th of the season.
(3-6) allowed a hit and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings for the win, extending his scoreless streak to 22 innings.
homered twice and drove in three runs for the Mets. Since being acquired on June 17, Hidalgo has 12 home runs and a .620 slugging percentage in 33 games.
"I've been working at it," Hidalgo said. "I try to make a good swing, get good contact on the ball. I feel happy to be here. That's the way I'm going to hit the ball well."
hit his first major league home run in the second inning and
finished 4-for-4 with an RBI for New York, which last gave up 19 runs on September 26, 1992 at Pittsburgh.
"It's good to get that first one under your belt," Wright said. "But when we lose like that, it's bittersweet."
(0-1), who was chased from the contest after six straight batters reached in the third inning, gave up seven runs and seven hits in two-plus innings.
"It starts with the starting pitching and tonight Scottie just didn't have it," New York manager
said. "We didn't quit. We kept swinging the bats and it was one of those nights where the staff just couldn't get the job done."
Howe made his point most relevant when he allowed veteran infielder
to make his second career pitching appearance in the eighth. Throwing mostly knuckleballs, Zeile gave up five runs, four hits and two walks in the inning.
"No one likes to see that," Robinson said. "The other manager does what he has to do to preserve his pitching staff and I'm sure Art had a really good reason for doing that."