Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ike Davis' two-run single in the eighth
inning lifted the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves, 4-2, in the finale of
a three-game set at Citi Field.
After Justin Turner opened the Mets' half of the eighth with a base hit and
David Wright struck out, Lucas Duda hit a ground-rule double down the line in
left to put two on with one out. John Buck followed with a base hit to bring
Turner around and reliever Cory Gearrin (1-1) hit Mike Baxter with a pitch to
load the bases.
Davis, who entered the contest with just two hits over his last 44 at-bats,
then smoked a single to right field to push two runs across and break a 2-2
Davis finished the game with two hits and Duda went 3-for-4 with a solo homer
and two runs scored for the Mets, who put the brakes on a five-game skid.
LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) earned the win after tossing a scoreless top of the
eighth inning. Bobby Parnell hurled a perfect ninth to pick up his seventh
save of the season.
Dan Uggla hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who had their eight-game winning
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