Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson's three-run shot in the 10th
inning, which followed a controversial call, lifted Atlanta to a 4-1 decision
over New York in the finale of a two-game series.
Andrelton Simmons roped a base hit with two down against Scott Atchison (3-2)
in the deciding drame, and then Freddie Freeman beat out an infield hit near
the mound facing Scott Rice -- but replays seemed to indicate he was out by
the slimmest of margins. Johnson stepped in and deposited Greg Burke's first
offering into the left-field seats for a 4-1 contest.
Both second baseman David Murphy and manager Terry Collins were ejected for
arguing the Freeman play.
Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless bottom of the 10th for his 40th save, while
Luis Avilan (5-0) remained perfect with an unblemished ninth.
Freeman finished with three hits and knocked in the other run for the Braves,
who earned a split in the set and have won five of seven
Josh Satin's fourth-inning homer was all the offense for the Mets, who have
dropped six of their last 10.
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