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Thursday, 09 August 2007 14:12
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 NEW YORK (AP) -Left fielder Willie Harris robbed Carlos Delgado of a tying home run in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the New York Mets 7-6 Thursday.
The Mets scored three times in the ninth inning, capped by David Wright's homer that finished Tyler Yates with one out.
Oscar Villarreal relieved and Delgado met him with an opposite-field drive. Harris ran back, jumped in front of the wall and caught the ball above the fence. Villarreal earned his first major league save.
Chipper Jones put the Braves ahead in the fifth with a three-run homer off the scoreboard in right-center. The shot was estimated at 470 feet and was his 19th career homer in 83 games at Shea Stadium.
Tim Hudson (13-5) won his seventh straight decision for the Braves, who took two of three in the series and moved within 3 1/2 games of the NL East-leading Mets.
The Braves trailed 2-1 when Jones connected off John Maine (12-7) for his 19th home run of the season. Mark Teixeira followed with a shot into the Mets bullpen, his fourth homer in eight games since Atlanta got him from Texas before the July 31 trade deadline.
Dodgers 5, Reds 4, 11 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Furcal homered in the 11th inning and the Dodgers snapped a season-high six-game losing streak.
Furcal's fifth homer of the season came off Victor Santos (1-4) and helped Los Angeles avoid a three-game sweep. The Dodgers went 28 innings without scoring before pushing across a run in the first. They were shut out in their previous three games.
Delwyn Young went 4-for-4 in his second major league start for Los Angeles. He left with cramping in his calves after legging out a double in the eighth.
Scott Proctor (1-0) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for his first National League win after being acquired from the New York Yankees on July 31.
Takashi Saito pitched the 11th for his 28th save in 31 opportunities. He got Alex Gonzalez to ground into a game-ending double play.
Nationals 3, Giants 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jon Rauch retired pinch-hitter Barry Bonds in a key spot and Felipe Lopez hit a two-run homer for the Nationals.
Bonds stepped to the plate with the Giants down by two and runners on first and third with one out in the eighth inning. After starting Bonds with a ball, Rauch got the slugger to foul out to third base.
Rauch got out of the inning by catching Pedro Feliz straying too far off first after faking a pickoff throw to third. Chad Cordero then pitched the ninth for his 25th save in 33 chances, giving the Nationals a split of the four-game series.
Lopez broke a 1-all tie with his home run to left field with one out in the fifth against Pat Misch (0-2). That helped Joel Hanrahan (2-0) earn the win. He allowed one run and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.
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