Matz helps keep Mets hot with 8-2 win over struggling Braves
ATLANTA (AP) – David Wright hit a two-run double, Steven Matz earned his second straight win and the New York Mets stayed hot by beating the power-deprived Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Saturday night.
Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth against right-hander Ryan Weber. The Mets had 15 hits and have homers in eight straight games.
Matz (2-1) allowed two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The Mets have won seven of nine, including the first two games of the series against Atlanta.
The Braves have lost four straight and were held without a homer for the 12th straight game. Atlanta is last in the majors with only three homers through 17 games – 22 fewer than the Mets. It is the team’s longest drought since going 13 straight games without a homer in May, 1983.
Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) allowed four runs, three earned, in 5 2/3 innings.