Heyward's homer, 4 RBIs lead Braves past Mets, 9-3

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward is recovering his power stroke just
in time for the Atlanta Braves' September push for the playoffs.

Heyward homered and drove in four runs, Martin Prado drove in
three runs and the NL East-leading Braves beat the New York Mets
9-3 on Monday night.

Heyward had four hits, including a three-run homer off Pat Misch
in the second inning. He has five homers in August after hitting
only one total in June and July, when he was slowed by a thumb

Jair Jurrjens (6-4) gave up six hits and matched his career high
with six walks, but his eight strikeouts helped him limit the Mets
to three runs in 5 2-3 innings.

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