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Mets' lead up to five games
Mets 4, Braves 3
Pedro Martinez reacts to the fans' ovation as he leaves in the seventh inning. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Pedro Martinez improved to 200-84 in his career with an eight-strikeout performance, getting support from home runs by Carlos Delgado and Xavier Nady.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 17, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (6-8)
Lost 2
NY Mets 4, Atlanta 3   NYM
NY Mets (10-2)
Won 2
April 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 6 0
NY Mets
0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 X   4 9 1
Standings thru 4/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Mets Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Orr, 3B4010020.222
Giles, 2B3210111.212
Langerhans, LF4021010.349
Jones, A, CF3112001.296
LaRoche, 1B4000021.224
Francoeur, RF4010010.211
McCann, C3000001.244
b-Diaz, PH0000000.250
Betemit, SS3000121.312
Sosa, P2000012.250
James, P0000000.000
a-Jordan, PH1000010.333
Cormier, P0000000.000
c-Pratt, PH1000011.333
Totals323632128 

a-Struck out for James in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for McCann in the 9th. c-Struck out for Cormier in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Giles (4, Martinez), Francoeur (1, Martinez).
HR: Jones, A (5, 6th inning off Martinez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Orr; Giles 2; Langerhans 2; Jones, A 4; Francoeur 2.
RBI: Jones, A 2 (18), Langerhans (9).
2-out RBI: Langerhans.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche; Sosa 2; Giles.
SF: Jones, A.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Betemit (1, 2nd base off Martinez/Lo Duca), Orr (1, 2nd base off Sanchez/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
DP: (Giles-Betemit-LaRoche).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3000110.283
Lo Duca, C4130000.368
Delgado, 1B3122112.375
Wright, 3B4000005.391
Floyd, LF2110000.200
Valentin, Jo, LF2000002.000
Nady, RF4132000.400
Chavez, CF3000011.125
Hernandez, 2B3000002.146
Martinez, P3000012.143
Sanchez, P0000000.000
Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals314942414 

BATTING
2B: Lo Duca (4, Sosa), Floyd (3, Sosa).
HR: Nady (4, 2nd inning off Sosa, 0 on, 1 out), Delgado (5, 3rd inning off Sosa, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lo Duca 4; Delgado 5; Floyd 2; Nady 6.
RBI: Nady 2 (8), Delgado 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Delgado 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez; Valentin, Jo.
S: Chavez.
GIDP: Wright.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Nady (1, throw).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (L, 0-3)4.084411210.45
James 2.01000202.53
Cormier 2.00001100.84
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Martinez (W, 3-0)6.26332813.66
Sanchez (H, 4)1.10000200.00
Wagner (S, 4)1.00000201.29

Sosa pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

IBB: Betemit (by Martinez).
HBP: Diaz (by Wagner).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 60-42, James 30-20, Cormier 28-18, Martinez 108-67, Sanchez 16-11, Wagner 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 6-5, James 1-3, Cormier 4-1, Martinez 3-9, Sanchez 0-2, Wagner 0-1.
Batters faced: Sosa 20, James 7, Cormier 7, Martinez 28, Sanchez 4, Wagner 4.
Inherited runners-scored: James 2-0, Sanchez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 57 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:27.
Att: 36,867.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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