MLB: Atlanta 3, New York Mets 1

Sept. 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Kris Medlen struck out nine over seven dominating innings Tuesday and the Atlanta Braves stifled the New York Mets 3-1.

Medlen (12-12) allowed one run on seven hits and didn't issue a walk in the 95-pitch effort, winning for the third time in three starts.

Scott Downs and Luis Ayala combined for a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel nailed down the win with his 44th save as National League East-leading Atlanta clinched its three-game set.

Andrelton Simmons smacked a two-run homer and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to provide the Braves' scoring.

Mets starter Carlos Torres (3-3) yielded three runs on seven hits over seven full innings.

Daniel Murphy drove in New York's only run.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories