MLB: Atlanta 13, New York Mets 5

Sept. 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman drove in five runs and Jordan Schafer went 4-for-5 with an RBI Monday, sparking Atlanta's 13-5 rout of the New York Mets.

Freeman supplied a two-run double in the first inning to open the scoring and added a three-run homer in the second for 6-1 Atlanta lead.

Schafer contributed a run-scoring single while Andrelton Simmons chipped in with three RBI as the National League Central-leading Braves took the opener of a three-game series.

Paul Maholm (10-10) went five innings for the win, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3) was raked for six runs on seven hits in a three-inning effort.

The hurler also drove in a run with an second-inning single for New York.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports