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Atlanta at New York

Braves beat Mets in completion of suspended game

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NEW YORK -- Dan Uggla hit an RBI single in the 10th inning soon after a suspended game resumed, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday for their seventh straight win.

Friday night's game was halted because of rain after eight innings with the score 5-all.

The game picked up right where it left off, at the start of the ninth inning. There was no national anthem, fans were scattered in the stands and it was cloudy and windy with temperatures in the low 50s.

The Mets lost their fourth in a row. Atlanta and New York were originally scheduled to play Saturday at 7:10 p.m. The resumption ended about 20 minutes before that start time, and the first pitch was pushed back 15 minutes.

After Justin Upton grounded into inning-ending double play with runners at the corners in the Atlanta ninth, the Braves won it in the 10th.

Freddie Freeman, who homered Friday night before the rain came, drew a leadoff walk from Brandon Lyon (1-2) and took third on a double by Brian McCann.

Uggla, who hit a late home run the previous night at Citi Field, followed with his go-ahead single. B.J. Upton later squeezed home pinch-runner Jordan Schafer.

Anthony Varvaro (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth. He worked the eighth a day earlier and gave up two runs that made it 5-all.

Craig Kimbrel escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the 10th for his 15th save in 18 tries. John Buck was hit by a pitch leading off and Ike Davis, who struck out in all four at-bats Friday, singled for his second hit in 43 at-bats.

The Braves' previous suspended game was April 5, 1997, against the Cubs - it was the second game ever played at Turner Field and was stopped because of rain in the seventh inning. Atlanta won the resumption the next day.

The Mets lost in their first suspended game since Aug. 6, 1986, when the second game of a doubleheader against the Cubs was halted after the seventh for darkness - Wrigley Field didn't have lights then. The Mets won the completion the next day.

When the Mets took the field Saturday, the public-address announcer said Bobby Parnell was now pitching for New York. Greg Burke finished out the eighth Friday night while reliever Robert Carson warmed up.

The Braves took a 5-3 lead in the eighth on a two-run single by pinch-hitter Evan Gattis. The Mets evened it in the bottom half against Varvaro, who struggled to get a good grip but threw a wild pitch that let the tying run score.

The game was suspended after a 75-minute delay. The start was delayed by rain for 16 minutes.

Uggla hit a solo homer in the Atlanta seventh that made it 3-all. Buck had also connected.

NOTES: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said RHP Brandon Beachy (Tommy John surgery in 2012) is "progressing well." Beachy pitched four innings and gave up two runs Friday night in a Triple-A rehab start. ... Atlanta RHP Jordan Walden (shoulder inflammation) threw a side session Friday and will have another one Sunday. ... The clubs combined TV crews to show the resumption, with Mets announcer Keith Hernandez working with Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson. The regularly scheduled game was a Fox national game.

 
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Atlanta Braves
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrelton Simmons, SS4000001 .231
Jason Heyward, RF3000110 .167
Justin Upton, LF2200211 .270
Freddie Freeman, 1B4222011 .290
Brian McCann, C4020013 .302
Dan Uggla, 2B3111122 .185
Juan Francisco, 3B3000011 .253
    Luis Avilan, P0000000 .000
    Cory Gearrin, P0000000 .000
   a- Evan Gattis, PH1012000 .262
    Anthony Varvaro, P0000000 .000
B.J. Upton, CF4000022 .151
Kris Medlen, P2000020 .059
   b- Ramiro Pena, PH-3B1010000 .297
    David Carpenter0000000 .000
    Jordan Walden0000000 .000
    Jonny Venters0000000 .000
    Julio Teheran0000000 .313
    Jordan Schafer0000000 .309
    Cory Rasmus0000000 .000
    Eric O'Flaherty0000000 .000
    Mike Minor0000000 .063
    Cristhian Martinez0000000 .000
    Paul Maholm0000000 .167
    Gerald Laird0000000 .262
    Craig Kimbrel0000000 .000
    Reed Johnson0000000 .304
    Chris Johnson0000000 .350
    Paul Janish0000000 .000
    Tim Hudson0000000 .286
    Blake DeWitt0000000 .333
    Luis Ayala0000000 .000
    Brandon Beachy0000000 .000
Totals31575411  
a-singled for Gearrin in the 8th
b-singled for Medlen in the 7th
Batting
HR - Freddie Freeman (3, Hefner), Dan Uggla (9, Hawkins)
RBI - Freddie Freeman 2 (28), Dan Uggla (17), Evan Gattis 2 (29)
2-OUT RBI - Freddie Freeman 2 (14), Evan Gattis 2 (17)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Andrelton Simmons (1, Throwing), B.J. Upton (2, Misplayed grounder)
Atlanta Braves
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kris Medlen 6733191 3.16
Luis Avilan 0.2000100 2.95
Cory Gearrin 0.1000010 0.86
Anthony Varvaro 1221130 2.42
HBP - Murphy (by Kris Medlen), Wright (by Luis Avilan)
WP - Anthony Varvaro (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Kris Medlen 110-74, Luis Avilan 17-8, Cory Gearrin 5-5, Anthony Varvaro 28-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kris Medlen 4-5, Luis Avilan 1-1
Batters Faced - Kris Medlen 27, Luis Avilan 4, Cory Gearrin 1, Anthony Varvaro 6
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Daniel Murphy, 2B4231000 .313
Rick Ankiel, CF4000134 .227
David Wright, 3B3020001 .300
Lucas Duda, LF3011114 .229
Marlon Byrd, RF4011036 .259
John Buck, C3211104 .227
Ike Davis, 1B4000041 .143
Ruben Tejada, SS4110000 .212
Jeremy Hefner, P2000000 .000
   a- Mike Baxter, PH1000010 .219
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
    Scott Rice, P0000000 .000
    Greg Burke, P0000000 .000
   b- Jordany Valdespin, PH1000012 .210
    Robert Carson0000000 .000
    Justin Turner0000000 .288
    Johan Santana0000000 .000
    Anthony Recker0000000 .158
    Bobby Parnell0000000 .000
    Jonathon Niese0000000 .143
    Jenrry Mejia0000000 .000
    Collin McHugh0000000 .000
    Shaun Marcum0000000 .222
    Brandon Lyon0000000 .000
    Juan Lagares0000000 .175
    Matt Harvey0000000 .150
    Dillon Gee0000000 .067
    Frank Francisco0000000 .000
    Jeurys Familia0000000 .000
    Scott Atchison0000000 .000
Totals33594313  
a-struck out for Hefner in the 6th
b-struck out for G. Burke in the 8th
Batting
2B - Daniel Murphy (15, Medlen)
HR - John Buck (11, Medlen)
RBI - Daniel Murphy (22), Lucas Duda (15), Marlon Byrd (20), John Buck (32)
2-OUT RBI - Daniel Murphy (11), Marlon Byrd (6)
SB - David Wright (11, 2nd base off Medlen/McCann)
Team LOB - 9
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Hefner 6322271 4.76
LaTroy Hawkins 1211011 3.43
Scott Rice 0.2122120 3.52
Greg Burke 0.1100110 4.38
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Hefner 94-54, LaTroy Hawkins 26-14, Scott Rice 21-12, Greg Burke 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Hefner 5-6, LaTroy Hawkins 1-1
Batters Faced - Jeremy Hefner 23, LaTroy Hawkins 5, Scott Rice 4, Greg Burke 3
Game Information
Attendance - 0
Game Time - 0:00
Umpires - Home - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor