PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - David Ross hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning Saturday that led an Atlanta Braves' split-squad over the New York Mets 3-2.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese allowed six hits - all singles - in 5 1-3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks. He threw 49 of 72 pitches for strikes and induced two double plays.
Atlanta starter Kris Medlin gave up one hit in four shutout innings, struck out four and walked one.
New York's Daniel Murphy had two hits, including a two-run single in the sixth.
Martin Prado, Jason Heyward and Ross each had two hits for the Braves. Heyward also stole a base.