Braves win in 10 to complete sweep of Mets
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Martin Prado scored on Brian McCann's sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, as the visiting Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
Prado singled off Bobby Parnell (4-4) to begin the 10th and advanced to second base on a groundout. Parnell then intentionally walked Freddie Freeman before Dan Uggla worked another free pass to load the bases. McCann followed with a fly ball to right field, plating Prado.
The Mets put men on the corners in the bottom of the 10th, but Peter Moylan got David Wright to fly out to right to end the game and notch his first save of the season.
McCann also belted a solo home run for the NL wild card-leading Braves, who have won five games in a row. Atlanta starting pitcher Tommy Hanson allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel (1-1) picked up the win after stranding a runner in scoring position in the ninth.
"We're taking no game lightly, no lead lightly," McCann said.
Chris Young remains winless in seven starts at Citi Field this season. The right-hander gave up two runs on five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over six full frames.
"I thought we had some good at-bats today," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We just aren't doing the thing that made us really good in the first half and that's the key hits with two outs."
The Mets have dropped 19 of their last 23 home games.
New York opened the scoring in the fourth. Daniel Murphy became New York's first base runner with a one-out double and scored on an infield hit by Ike Davis.
Atlanta quickly tied the game in the fifth as Michael Bourn singled home Jose Constanza, who had led off with a ground-rule double. The Braves wound up loading the bases, but Uggla grounded out to third to end the inning after Young issued consecutive two-out walks.
McCann then put the visitors on top in the sixth with his second homer in as many days, a leadoff blast to right field. New York, though, produced the tying run in the home half on back-to-back two-out doubles by Murphy and Wright.
The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 consecutive home games ... Atlanta was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.