McCann, Braves win fourth in a row

8:06 PM, Sep 8, 2012   |    comments
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Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Brian McCann belted a two-run homer and a two- run double, powering the Atlanta Braves to an 11-3 win over the New York Mets in the middle installment of a three-game set at Citi Field.

McCann finished 4-for-5 after coming in 0 for his last 17 and went deep for the first time since July 31.

Dan Uggla scored three runs for the NL wild card-leading Braves, who have won four games in a row.

Kris Medlen (8-1), the NL Pitcher of the Month for August, continued his dominating stretch, holding the Mets to two runs on four hits with two walks over six innings.

The Atlanta pitching staff had tossed three consecutive shutouts.

Lucas Duda knocked in two of the three New York runs, while rookie Jeremy Hefner (2-6) was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings of work.

The Mets have dropped four of five overall and 18 of their last 22 home games.

 

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