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

By: AP
By: AP

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
month.

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
game.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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