NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Eric Hinske touched off a three-run ninth inning with a go-ahead homer Friday, helping rally the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 decision over the New York Mets.
New York held a 3-1 lead going into the eighth but Chipper Jones brought the Braves within one in that inning with a solo homer and Atlanta tied it later in the frame when Dan Uggla scored an unearned run on a fielding error by shortstop Jose Reyes.
Hinske then put Atlanta in front with a one-out home run in the ninth off closer Francisco Rodriguez (1-2). Freddie Freeman drove in two more runs with a two-out double.
Hinske entered the game in the fifth as a pinch-hitter after center fielder Jordan Schafer suffered a fluke injury. Schafer was hurt when a ball he attempted to bunt bounced up and hit him in the face.
Jonny Venters (4-0) worked the eighth inning as the third Atlanta pitcher and got the win. Craig Kimbrel earned his 17th save with a one-hit, one-strikeout effort in the ninth.