Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante clubbed back- to-back home runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets, 4-2, in the opener of a critical three- game series at Citi Field.
With the score even at two, Cabrera hit the first pitch he saw from Mets starter R.A. Dickey (6-2) over the right-field wall. The right-hander’s first pitch to Infante was in there for a called strike, but the next offering wound up bouncing off the top of the towering wall in left field.
Atlanta reliever Takashi Saito tossed a scoreless eighth and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save of the season.
Infante finished with four hits for the National League East-leading Braves, who are four games ahead of the second-place Mets.