McCann, Kawakami lead Braves to win over Mets

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NEW YORK (AP) - Kenshin Kawakami outpitched Johan Santana, Brian
McCann hit a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves clawed just a bit
further into playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over the New
York Mets on Thursday night.

Omar Infante and former Mets outfielder Ryan Church also drove
in runs for the Braves (64-57), who began the night four games out
in the NL wild-card race. They've won nine of their last 12
entering a critical three-game series against fellow playoff
contender Florida.

Kawakami (6-9) left the bases loaded in the first and wound up
allowing one run and seven hits in seven innings, winning for the
first time since July 8.