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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jurrjens Cruises, Braves Defeat Mets

Braves third starter Jair Jurrjens tossed six shutout innings against the Mets, leading the charge for the Braves' 5-1 victory Tuesday.

Jurrjens allowed just four hits in his stint, striking out six Met batters and walking none. Josh Anderson went 2-3 with a home run, scored two runs and drove in two for Atlanta. Brandon Hicks had a two-run single and Martin Prado had an RBI single as well.

David Murphy had a good day for the Mets, going 3-4 with a double. Ryan Church scored the only Mets run with a solo home run.

Tommy Hanson starts for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

W - Jair Jurrjens (1-0)
L - Jonathan Niese (0-2)
HR - NYM - Ryan Church (1)
ATL - Josh Anderson (1)

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