National League Roundup : Braves Hit Four Homers, End Mets’ 11-Game Streak, 7-2

From Times Wire Services

The Atlanta Braves hit four home runs, including shots by Bob Horner, Ozzie Virgil and Glenn Hubbard in the fourth inning, and beat the New York Mets, 7-2, Thursday at Atlanta, ending the Mets’ winning streak at 11 games.

Atlanta left-hander Zane Smith (2-2) struck out a career-high 12 batters. He allowed 5 hits and walked 5.

Terry Harper started the homer barrage with his first of the season, after Horner had walked in the second inning, to erase a 1-0 New York lead.


Harper, who had four hits in the game, added a run-scoring single in the seventh.

Met starter Rick Aguilera (0-2) has allowed eight home runs in 15 innings this season.

San Diego 4, St. Louis 3--Carmelo Martinez homered and scored three runs at San Diego to help Eric Show gain his first victory of the season.

Martinez hit his second home run of the season in the eighth inning off reliever Pat Perry for what proved to be the winning run.

The loss was the 10th in the last 11 games for the Cardinals. San Diego won its third straight game.

Show (1-2) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, and Craig Lefferts worked a hitless inning. Rich Gossage finished for his fourth save, allowing a run in the ninth on Vince Coleman’s third sacrifice fly of the game.

The loser was Danny Cox (0-2).

Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 2--Johnny Ray drove in three runs at San Francisco, including one in a three-run eighth inning, to increase his league-leading RBI total to 21 as the Pirates snapped a three-game losing streak.

Reliever Bob Walk (1-0) pitched the final three innings to gain the victory. Giant starter Mike Krukow (3-2) pitched seven innings and allowed five runs.