Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/11/12
NEW YORK -- Freddie Freeman finished with five RBI and hit a mammoth three-run homer during a seven-run second inning and Kris Medlen threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Atlanta Braves routed the New York Mets 9-3 in front of 30,388 Saturday at Citi Field. The Braves' 14th win in their last 17 games kept them atop the National League wild card race. The Mets lost for the sixth time in their last eight games to fall a season-high six games below .500. The Braves sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning as Mets starter Johan Santana, back after missing three weeks with a right ankle sprain, endured one of the worst starts of his career. Michael Bourn had three singles for the Braves while Freeman, Reed Johnson and Jason Heyward had two hits apiece. Medlen (3-1) allowed one run for the third time in as many starts since joining the rotation on July 31. He gave up five hits -- including three in the second -- and one walk while striking out seven. Santana (6-8) allowed e...
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