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MLB: Atlanta 4, New York Mets 0

Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Maholm fired his fourth career shutout Friday, yielding only three hits in the Atlanta Braves' 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.

Maholm (10-7) retired 14 straight batters and allowed just one runner as far as third base. Sixty-four of his 95 pitches were strikes.

The left-hander, obtained in a trade last month from the Chicago Cubs, notched his first victory as a Brave after dropping his Sunday debut. He didn't issue a walk and fanned five.

Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each socked a two-run homer for Atlanta, which took the opener of a three-game set and its sixth in eight games overall.

Matt Harvey (1-3) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on just two hits over six full innings for the Mets, who fell to Atlanta for the sixth straight time.

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