ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- Kelly Johnson's two-out, pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning Saturday powered the Atlanta Braves to an 11-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-5, with three RBI and a run for the Braves, who had 15 hits in the game to improve to 2-3 on the season. Chipper Jones also had three hits and scored a run, while Mark Teixeira reached base four times, with two hits and two walks, and scored a pair of runs.
Winner Tim Hudson (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits with no walks in six innings.
Loser John Maine (0-1) allowed four runs on eight hits, with three walks in just four innings.