NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Carlos Delgado had a two-run double in a five-run eighth inning Tuesday to lead the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Oliver Perez gave up three runs on seven hits along with five walks in 6 1/3 innings. Aaron Heilman (3-7) got the win for pitching a scoreless eighth for New York, which remains 1 1/2 games ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the National League East.
Major League batting leader Chipper Jones went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Atlanta.
Jeff Bennett (2-5) got the loss for giving up three runs on one hit with a pair of walks in 1 1/3 innings.
The Braves have lost eight of their last nine games.