Murphy, Mets rally over Braves for 7th straight win
ATLANTA (AP) - Daniel Murphy hit a tying three-run homer in the ninth inning, Kirk Nieuwenhuis scored the tiebreaking run on a throwing error in the 10th and the New York Mets won their seventh straight game with a 10-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
New York, which earned its first four-game sweep of the Braves since July 20-23, 1989, at Shea Stadium, stayed 9½ games ahead of Washington in the NL East with 19 games left in the regular season.
Atlanta dropped to 14-46 since July 8 and has lost 12 straight at Turner Field, the longest franchise home skid since the 1931 Boston Braves.
All of the Mets' final six runs came with two outs. Bobby Parnell (2-3) earned the win, allowing one hit and striking out one in 1 1-3 innings. Addison Reed earned his fourth save in seven chances with a perfect 10th.