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Beltran's 2-run homers lift Mets over Braves 6-4

Beltran's 2-run homers lift Mets over Braves 6-4

Carlos Beltran hit a pair of two-run homers and David Wright added a two-run shot of his own as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Monday to match their 2008 total for wins at Turner Field.
The Mets, who went 1-8 in Atlanta last season, improved to 30-63 at Turner Field since the start of the 1998 season.
Beltran, hitting .400, was 2 for 3 with a walk. The two homers gave him four this season.
John Maine (2-2) earned his second consecutive win despite setting a career high with six walks. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save.
Javier Vazquez (2-3) gave up a season-high six runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Chipper Jones homered for Atlanta.
Brewers 7, Pirates 4
At Pittsburgh, Rickie Weeks hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth after a supposedly unavailable Ryan Braun tied it an inning earlier with a two-run double, helping Milwaukee rally for a victory over Pittsburgh.
The Brewers scored six runs in the final two innings to earn their 16th consecutive victory over Pittsburgh. It's the longest winning streak in the majors by one team against another since the Diamondbacks took 16 in a row from the Reds from 2001-03.
The Pirates led 3-1 in the eighth behind Paul Maholm, only to tie it when Braun _ who wasn't in Pittsburgh when the game began _ doubled to right. Braun underwent an MRI exam in Milwaukee earlier in the day, flew to Pittsburgh, and was cleared to play.
Nationals 9, Astros 4
At Washington, Adam Dunn delivered a two-run single during a five-run sixth inning and Ryan Zimmerman matched a career high with four hits as Washington rallied to beat Houston.
Zimmerman's first-inning single extended his Nationals-record hitting streak to 22 games. It's the longest in the majors this season.
Elijah Dukes had three RBIs and Zimmerman drove in two runs for Washington, which won consecutive games for only the second time this season. The Nationals had a season-best 15 hits.
John Lannan (1-3) worked six innings, allowing four runs _ three earned _ on nine hits and two walks.
Kaz Matsui had two RBIs and Carlos Lee added three hits for Houston.