Braves, Hanson Beat Mets, Stay 3 Up On Phils

ATLANTA (AP) _ Tommy Hanson finally got some run support and won

for the first time in nearly two months, allowing just one hit in

seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the New York

Mets 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Omar Infante and Jason Heyward combined for seven hits at the

top of the Braves’ order, Martin Prado drove in two runs with a

first-inning double and it could have been worse for the Mets if

they hadn’t thrown out two Atlanta runners at the plate.

The Braves won their fifth straight and maintained a three-game

lead in the NL East over Philadelphia, which beat the Los Angeles

Dodgers 5-1.

Billy Wagner worked a perfect ninth for his 31st save.