Har­ris’ leap­ing catch helps Braves hold off Mets, 7-6

The Covington News - - Sports -

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.

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