ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-1 last night in a game that was delayed nearly four hours by rain. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Dillon Gee, giving the Braves the win. Gee totally shut down the Braves until the ninth, when Justin Upton singled with one out before Freeman launched a towering drive into the right-field seats on a 2-2 pitch to end a game that didn't start until nearly 11 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 last night. The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon. It was the first blown save for Papelbon. The Phils' Domonic Brown then hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to help with the win.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Yankee general manager Brian Cashman says slumping first baseman Mark Teixeira could be heading back to the disabled list. Cashman made the comments yesterday on a conference call. It was an off-day for New York before the team hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 2-game series. Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season because of an injured right wrist.
ATLANTA (AP) - Top prospect Zack Wheeler is ready for his debut with the New York Mets. Wheeler is a native of suburban Atlanta. He will have plenty of family and friends in the stands at Turner Field tonight when he pitches the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves.
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