Braves Beat Mets, Win Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta hung on to defeat the New York Mets 7-6 and pull to within 3 and a-half games of the National League East leaders. The Mets rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth, capped by a David Wright home run, before Braves left fielder Willie Harris robbed Carlos Delgado of a game-tying home run to help preserve the victory.

Earlier in the game, Harris made a leaping catch at the wall to take away an extra-base hit from Moises Alou.

Chipper Jones put the Braves ahead in the fifth with a three-run homer. It was his 19th career homer in 83 games at Shea Stadium.

Starter Tim Hudson won his seventh straight decision to improve to 13 and 5 and helped himself with a squeeze bunt RBI.

Oscar Villarreal got the final two outs for his first major league save. New York starter John Maine absorbed the loss and drops to 12 and 7.

Atlanta took two of three from the Mets and have now won all four series between the teams this year, going 8-4 overall.

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