Braves Win Medlen's 23rd Consecutive Start, Beat Mets 6-2

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Recapping Atlanta's 6-2 win over the Mets

Kris Medlen kept on rolling today, stifling the Mets over 6 innings today while allowing just one unearned run. In what was his final start before the presumptive Wild Card game, Medlen notched his 10th win of the season. For Atlanta, it was their 23rd straight win with Medlen starting, something that hasn't been matched in over 100 years.

Much like yesterday, Atlanta started fast. In the second inning, Chipper Jones led off with a walk, and moved to third on a Freddie Freeman single. David Ross came to the plate with one out and blasted a towering 3-run drive to left field off of Mets starter Jenrry Mejia. Just like that, Atlanta had a 3-0 lead.

The Mets would get one back in the third inning when Freeman threw away an easy grounder off the bat of Justin Turner. Ruben Tejada scored to make it a 3-1 game, but the Braves would keep the pressure on.

The Braves added a run in the 5th inning, when a rocket double from Jason Heyward scored Michael Bourn. Atlanta wasn't done, however, tacking on 2 more in the 6th inning. The first came on an RBI triple from Andrelton Simmons, scoring Dan Uggla. Michael Bourn scored Simmons with a two-out RBI single to make it 6-1.

Medlen would shut the Mets down through the rest of his 6 innings, and left having allowed only that one unearned run on 3 hits and 1 walk. He also struck out 4. After Luis Avilan threw 2 perfect innings in relief, Cory Gearrin came in for the 9th inning. Gearrin had a bit of trouble, allowing one run and putting 2 men on base while only getting two outs. Fredi Gonzalez, taking no chances, went to Craig Kimbrel for the one-out save. A groundout later, Kimbrel had notched his 42nd save.

Chipper Jones, in his final regular season game at Turner Field, went 1-2 with 2 walks.

Atlanta now heads to Pittsburgh for the last series of the season.

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