Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves were
tied, 5-5, when rain forced the contest into suspension prior to the start of
the ninth inning.
The game will resume Saturday at 6:10 p.m. (et).
Atlanta took a 5-3 lead in the eighth after a two-run pinch-hit single by Evan
Gattis, but New York drew even in the bottom of the frame.
With two outs and runners on first and second, Daniel Murphy laced his third
hit of the game, a single into center to score John Buck.
B.J. Upton committed a fielding error on the play, which allowed Ruben Tejada
to advance to third. The blunder proved costly, as the Mets brought the tying
run home when Anthony Varavaro's pitch skipped past his catcher. Tejada raced
to the plate and just beat the throw to make it 5-5.
Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer off Mets starter Jeremy Hefner in the
first and after the Braves fell behind by a run in the fifth, Dan Uggla
provided a solo homer in the seventh to knot the score at 3-3.
Lucas Duda drove in the Mets' first run when his shallow fly ball dropped into
left field for a base hit in the first inning. Buck drilled his 11th homer of
the season to tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth.
Hefner tossed six innings and retired 16 of the last 18 batters he faced. He
left with the lead after Marlon Byrd provided an RBI single in the fifth, but
reliever LaTroy Hawkins immediately gave up the advantage when Uggla homered
to start the seventh.
Kris Medlen made the start for Atlanta and also went six innings. He struck
out nine and surrendered three runs on seven hits.
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