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Updated: Monday, September 5, 2005 6:10 PM EDT



  R H E  
Mets 2 9 1 WP: Boyer (2-1)
LP: Trachsel (1-1)
S: Farnsworth (4)  
Braves 4 7 0
Chipper and Andruw Jones take care of Mets

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Chipper Jones continues to be a thorn in the side of the New York Mets . Jones drove in three runs, including a two-run home run in the eighth that proved to be the difference, as the Atlanta Braves posted a 4-2 victory over the Mets.

After New York tied the game with a run in the eighth, Jones answered in Atlanta's half with a shot to center field off Mets starter Steve Trachsel . It was the 34th homer and 102 RBI of Jones' career against the Mets - his best output against any team.

"I like to beat everybody," Jones said. "To say it's the Mets - I respect that organization. It just so happens we play each other a lot late in the season."

"I followed the Braves growing up and in the minors the past few years", Mets third baseman David Wright said. "(Chipper) seems to always be the one to drop the hammer. He's a great player. He comes through in pressure situations. That's what makes him a great player."

Carlos Beltran had an RBI double in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead before Jones tied the game with an RBI double of his own in the bottom half.

Andruw Jones gave Atlanta a 2-1 lead in the fourth with his major league-leading 45th home run, tying him with Chipper Jones for second on Atlanta's single-season homer list.

"I just had a good pitch to miss, and didn't miss it," Andruw Jones said. "I'm playing and trying to win. Whatever home runs I hit, I'm going to end up with."

"It was the same pitch I threw him before and it was called a ball," Trachsel said. "Then on the next pitch he hits a home run on you. I threw him a good pitch."

When Chipper Jones smashed 45 homers in the 1999 season, he was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. Andruw Jones , who has driven in a league-leading 112 runs this season, is among the favorites for the award this season.

"I think ( Andruw Jones ) is a landslide winner (of the 2005 NL MVP award)," Chipper Jones said. "You're talking about a Gold Glove, the best center fielder in the game. Everybody's been waiting for him to turn the corner offensively. Now he's done that."

Jeff Francoeur helped preserve the lead in the seventh when he threw out Victor Diaz at the plate. It was Francoeur's 11th assist in only 48 games, tying him for the National League lead.

"I always felt defense was a strong point of my game," Francoeur said. "I was trying to tell myself to stay on top (of the ball). It's a situation you've got to try (to score). We would have done the same thing no matter who's out there."

"We knew he had a good arm," Diaz said. "He's a good ballplayer. We took a gamble."

Blaine Boyer (2-1) snapped a 15-inning scoreless streak by surrendering a run-scoring sacrifice fly to Ramon Castro in the eighth, but picked up the win. Kyle Farnsworth worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to pick up his fourth save since joining the Braves.

In his second start all season since coming off the disabled list, Trachsel (1-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings.

"It felt like a pretty good outing," said Trachsel, who hadn't started in 10 days. "I kept us in the game."

Atlanta improved to 42-6 when both Andruw and Chipper Jones homer in the same game.

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