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Braves Take 2 of 3 From Mets

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After forcing Johan Santana to the earliest shower of his career on Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves picked up where they left off against R.A. Dickey, pummeling the Mets 14-6 on Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field, and taking the rubber game of the teams’ three-game set.

The Braves (7-5) smacked three home runs in a 16-hit day, with three hits coming from lead-off hitter  Michael Bourne, and two more each from Freddy Freeman (HR, 3 RBI), Jaun Francisco (HR, 2 RBI) and David Ross.

Dickey dropped to 2-1 as he lasted just 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

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Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens didn’t fare all that much better, leaving the game after the fourth inning surrendering four runs on seven hits. The Met offense had 14 hits of its own on Wednesday, as Ike Davis hit home run No. 3, David Wright contributed two hits and three RBI and rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis batted lead-off with three hits and three runs scored.

Christian Martinez was credited with the win after two innings and one run, relieving Jurrjens.

The 7-5 Mets open a series with the San Francisco Giants on Friday night at Citi Field. Jonathon Niese (2-0) will get the ball for New York against San Fran’s Barry Zito (1-0).

Photo: After making an error in Tuesday’s loss to the Braves, right fielder Jason Bay was initially charged with another error while crashing into the wall on this play, but the official scorer changed the ruling to a hit.

 

 

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