LaRoche, Hanson lead Braves past Mets

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three
runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta
Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on
Tuesday night.

The winning streak has likely come a little late for the Braves,
who began the day 7½ games behind Philadelphia in the NL East and
six games back in the wild-card race. New York has lost seven of
eight.

LaRoche went 4 for 4, including solo homers in the second and
the sixth, giving him 25 this season - 12 since he was acquired
from the Boston Red Sox on July 31. He had an RBI double in the
fourth, and a leadoff double in the eighth.

Hanson (10-3) had another strong outing, allowing three hits and
striking out eight. Pat Misch (1-3) took the loss.


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