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Braves sweep doubleheader in New York

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Braves 6, Mets 5 (Game 1)
NEW YORK (AP) -
Chipper Jones looked real comfortable batting second, hitting a double and homer and helping the Atlanta Braves snap a three-game skid with a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader made necessary by the threat of Hurricane Irene.

A matchup of young starters got off to a rough start. New York's Chris Schwinden (0-1), making his major league debut, gave up three runs with two outs in the first and left trailing 5-4 after throwing 100 pitches in five innings.

Atlanta's Mike Minor (5-2) was tagged for a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the first, but gave up just four more hits in five innings.

Braves 5, Mets 1 (Game 2)
NEW YORK --
Julio Teheran gave flashes of his vast potential in earning his first big league win and the Atlanta Braves, using a lineup with Chipper Jones starting as the No. 2 hitter for the first time in 15 years, beat the New York Mets 5-1 Thursday night to complete a sweep of a doubleheader made necessary by the threat of Hurricane Irene.

The Braves next head to St. Louis for a crucial series with the team they lead in the wild-card race by 7 1/2 games. Only several hundred fans were on hand to see the start of the twin bill at 4:10 p.m. A few thousand more sat through a misty rain in the nightcap, though the announced attendance was 25,953.

Teheran (1-1) gave a performance more in line with his minor league credentials than his first two big league starts in May. The International League's Most Valuable Pitcher and Rookie of the Year went 15-3 for Triple-A Gwinnett, but he gave up a combined five runs in 8 2/3 innings for the Braves earlier this year for a 5.19 ERA.

This time, he gave up two hits to start the first and a sacrifice fly then little more in 5 1/3 innings. He left after walking two with one out in the sixth but Cristhian Martinez retired two in row to end New York's best threat. He yielded five hits overall.

Dan Uggla had an RBI single in the first, driving in Michael Bourn two outs after the speedster reached on Jose Reyes' fielding error at shortstop. Catcher David Ross had an RBI single in the fifth off Dillon Gee (12-6) and a homer in the ninth to straightaway center. Jones drove in a run when his sinking liner was caught by a diving Jason Bay in the seventh and doubled after Bourn tripled in the ninth.

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