Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - David Ross smoked a three-run home run and
finished with four RBI as the Atlanta Braves knocked off the New York Mets,
7-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field.
Ross picked up another RBI on a bases loaded walk and Chipper Jones clubbed a
solo home run for the Braves, who have won five straight. Dan Uggla and Jason
Heyward also knocked in runs in the victory.
Cristhian Martinez (4-1) earned the win with an inning of scoreless relief
behind starter Tim Hudson, who allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks
with three strikeouts over just four-plus innings.
Chris Young (2-3) absorbed the loss after allowing five runs on six hits and
three walks over three full frames.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis ripped a two-run single and David Wright finished with a pair
of hits for the Mets, who have lost three of their last four games.
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