The Atlanta Braves waited a long time to get going.
Finally, at 1:22 a.m., Freddie Freeman gave them a most improbable victory.
Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to ruin a brilliant performance by Dillon Gee, leading the Braves past the Mets 2-1 Monday night in a game that was delayed nearly four hours by rain.
Gee (5-7) drove in New York's lone run and totally shut down the Braves until the end. Justin Upton singled with one out before Freeman launched a towering drive into the right-field seats on a 2-2 pitch to end a game that didn't start until nearly 11 p.m.
Until then, Gee had allowed only two runners as far as second base.
''It's nice to wait around that long and get the win,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ''Our best two at-bats were our last two.''
Freeman had three hits on the night, but what he'll remember most is the second game-ending homer of his career.
''I knew I hit it good enough,'' he said. ''I didn't know if it was going to stay fair, a...