Pelfrey, Mets end 5-game skid, beat Braves 3-2

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ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets a lift with 7 2/3
strong innings and New York beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Monday
night to end a five-game losing streak.

Pelfrey (5-1) became the first Mets starting pitcher to win a
game this month. He was perhaps an unlikely choice to end the May
drought as he improved to only 3-10 in 19 career starts in the

Rod Barajas gave the Mets a 2-0 lead with a two-run double off
Derek Lowe (5-4) in the second.

Pedro Feliciano struck out Brian McCann with the bases loaded in
the eighth to protect a one-run lead. Francisco Rodriguez pitched
the ninth for his sixth save. With two outs, Yunel Escobar walked
and stole second. Rodriguez struck out Nate McLouth to end the

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