Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Friday night.
Mets over Braves on Sunday night
Freddie Freeman had five RBIs in the first two innings and the Braves battered Santana in his return from the disabled list, routing the sluggish New York Mets 9-3 on Saturday night.
Matt Harvey, of Groton, walked five in the first three innings and allowed a two-run homer to Jason Heyward, and the New York Mets managed just three hits in a 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.
Chris Young, who had not walked a batter in two straight starts, appeared to be finding his form in his return to the Mets’ rotation. The 6-foot-10 right-hander took a step back against the Atlanta Braves, when his poor start set the pace for an ugly night for New York’s staff.
Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting the Boston Red Sox to one run and three hits,
leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win on Friday night.
The New York Yankees rarely go homer for homer against another team and lose. Jason Heyward ensured they would.
The Braves held on to end the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.
CC Sabathia struck out 10, Derek Jeter drove in three runs and the Yankees won their 10th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night.