MLB: N.Y.Mets 4, Atlanta 0

Sept. 16, 2005 at 10:13 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Pedro Martinez pitched a six-hit shutout Friday to lead the New York Mets to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Martinez (15-7) pitched out of a ninth-inning, bases-loaded jam to earn his second straight win and end the Mets' three-game losing streak. He struck out 10, including Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones in the ninth, to secure only New York's second win in 11 games.

Mike Jacobs had a two-run homer for New York, which won for just the fourth time in 19 games.

Martinez out-dueled Atlanta starter John Smoltz (14-7), who suffered his first setback since July 5. Smoltz was charged with four runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Marcus Giles had three hits for the NL East-leading Braves, who have dropped four of their last five games.

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