Simmons, Gattis, Medlen lead Braves past Mets

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Associated Press

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 9:30 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

The Braves have won 20 of 24 at Turner Field to improve the major leagues' best home record to 51-19.

Gattis, who was recalled earlier in the day after a three-game stint at Triple-A Gwinnett, tied it at 1-all off with his 16th homer in the seventh. After Mets starter Carlos Torres (3-3) walked Dan Uggla on nine pitches, Simmons hit his 13th homer to make it 3-1.

Medlen (12-12) allowed seven hits and one run while striking out nine.

Close Craig Kimbrel converted his 34th straight save opportunity and improved to 44 for 47 this season.

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