NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter in his second start for Atlanta and the Braves got two-run homers from Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla to beat the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night.
Heyward connected in the first inning to help spoil Matt Harvey's home debut with the Mets. Uggla went deep in the eighth off reliever Josh Edgin for his first homer in more than a month as Atlanta won for the 13th time in 16 games.
The Braves played their first in a stretch of 20 straight games, this one without Chipper Jones. The All-Star third baseman said he was out with back tightness caused by the bed in his New York hotel room.
Harvey (1-3) gave up just two hits in his fourth major league start but it took four innings before Mets fans got a glimpse of the pitcher who struck out 11 in his scoreless debut at Arizona on July 26.
Maholm (10-7), though, was brilliant from the start at a ballpark in which he has struggled. Coming in 0-2 with an 8.80 ERA in four games, three starts, at ...