MLB: Atlanta 6, New York Mets 5

Aug. 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single Sunday and the Atlanta Braves went on to edge the New York Mets 6-5.

Alex Gonzalez singled off Bobby Parnell (3-4) to lead off the ninth in a 5-5 game and went to second on a sacrifice. After Eric Hinske walked, Jones shot a 1-1 pitch through the right side of the infield for a run-scoring hit.

Gonzalez, Jose Constanza and Jason Heyward each homered for the Braves, who took the rubber match of a three-game series at Citi Field and have won three of their last four.

Jonny Venters earned the victory with a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel notched his 34th save for National League Wild Card-leading Atlanta.

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, meanwhile, extended his hitting streak to 28 games but rookie first baseman Freddie Freeman saw his 20-gamer snapped after going 0-for-4.

Jason Bay went 3-for-3 with three runs scored for the Mets.

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