Braves Seal Comeback On Mets' Pitching Blunder

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- D.J. Carrasco's balk in the 10th inning gave the
Atlanta Braves 9-8 win over the New York Mets on Thursday night.

Diory Hernandez doubled with two outs in the 10th and took third
after first baseman Lucas Duda mishandled Jordan Schafer's

With Jason Heyward at the plate, Carrasco (0-2) clearly stopped
and then restarted his motion as he prepared to deliver a pitch.
Plate umpire James Hoye called the balk as Heyward celebrated at
the plate.

Chipper Jones had three hits, including a three-run homer, and
Brooks Conrad hit a two-run shot in the ninth off Francisco
Rodriguez, who hadn't blown a save since opening day.

New York had a chance to go above .500 for the first time since
April 6. Instead, the Braves got their 13th final at-bat victory of
the season.

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