NEW YORK (AP) - Brian McCann hit a three-run homer and the
Atlanta Braves took advantage of another gaffe by Luis Castillo to
put together their own eight-run inning in a 15-2 victory over the
sluggish New York Mets on Wednesday night.
McCann's long drive to right-center off Bobby Parnell was the
highlight of the big second inning, which included a season-high
seven hits. Five runs scored after Castillo failed to cover second
on Garret Anderson's two-out grounder to shortstop Anderson
Hernandez with runners on the corners.
The Braves lost the series opener Tuesday night when New York
had a season-high eight runs and a franchise-record 10 hits in the
fourth inning of a 9-4 win.