MLB: Atlanta 11, New York Mets 0

July 17, 2009 at 11:05 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- Jair Jurrjens allowed only two hits Friday, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves had two homers in pounding the New York Mets 11-0.

The one-sided victory came on the night the Braves retired the uniform number of Greg Maddux, who won the Cy Young Award four times.

Jurrjens (8-7) went six innings and three Atlanta relievers worked a hitless inning each. New York's only hits were a leadoff double by Gary Sheffield in the second and a one-out double by David Wright in the fourth.

Escobar singled in the third of Atlanta's three runs in the first inning and contributed a two-run double during a four-run fifth.

The Braves got a solo homer from Martin Prado and a two-run blast by Brian McCann -- both coming in the third inning.

Mike Pelfrey (7-5) gave up nine of Atlanta's 14 hits and nine runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Atlanta reached the .500 mark by winning its second straight game.

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