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Mets Vs. Braves Final Score: Four Solo Homers Propel Braves To 4-2 Victory In First Game Of Doubleheader

Four solo home runs helped lead the Braves to a 4-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader against the Mets.

All four of Atlanta's runs came on long balls. Alex Gonzalez recorded two of them, while Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman added one each.

The Braves had just six hits total, so only two were not home runs. One was a Dan Uggla infield single and the other was a single by Nate McLouth. Brian McCann added two walks. The Braves left eight on base.

Braves starter Derek Lowe pitched six innings of two-run ball on five hits, walking two and striking out four. Only one hit allowed was not a single, and that resulted in a run on a Willie Harris RBI double. Lowe threw 99 pitches, inducing seven groundouts to three flyouts.

Eric O'Flaherty walked two and received two outs in the seventh. With two on and two outs, Scott Linebrink got David Wright to fly out to end the inning. Jonny Venters pitched a scoreless eighth, walking one and striking out two. Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

Mets starter D.J. Carrasco entered the day with a 85-pitch limit, and he hit it at 3.2 innings. He allowed three runs - all homers - on four hits, walking three and striking out two. Pat Misch gave up a run on a homer - his only hit allowed - in two innings, walking one and striking out two. Bobby Parnell gave up a hit and two walks in two innings, but he struck out three.

Harris and Jose Reyes had the two RBIs for the Mets. New York had just five hits, and only one was for extra bases.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Mets fans check out Amazin Avenue.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.