Harris’ leaping catch helps Braves hold off Mets, 7-6
NEW YORK— Bobby Cox heard the crack of the bat and figured Carlos Delgado had tied the game with a dramatic ninthinning home run.
Instead, Willie Harris ran down the drive and leaped at the leftfield fence to rob Delgado of the homer and save the Braves’ 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.
Down 7-3, the Mets had rallied in the ninth against Tyler Yates. Oscar Villarreal relieved, and Delgado met him with the opposite-field drive. Delgado grimaced as he watched Harris run it down.
Atlanta took two of three in the series and moved within 3 1/2 games of the NL East-leading Mets. The Braves have won all four series between the teams this year, going 8-4 overall.