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Braves Vs. Mets: Kris Medlen Looks To Extend Scoreless Streak

The Atlanta Braves haven't given up a run in 28.1 innings, and they send white-hot right-hander Kris Medlen to the mound Saturday to try to extend that streak against the New York Mets.

The Braves' pitching staff has been spectacular over the past 28.1-innings. Since Chad Durbin gave up an unearned run on a D.J. LeMahieu single with two out in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, Atlanta's staff hasn't blinked. Opposing base-runners have only reached third base four times during the scoreless streak.

The Mets will try to break it up against Medlen, August's National League Pitcher of the Month who will start against New York for the second time this season. The first time around, on Aug. 11, Medlen pithced 6.1 innings and gave up one earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts. The Braves won that game 9-3.

Rookie Jeremy Hefner will make his 10th start for the Mets. He gave up six hits and two runs in his last start Sept. 1 against the Miami Marlins.

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 8, 4:05 p.m. ET

Location: Citi Field, New York, N.Y.

TV: Fox

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