Saturday, July 14, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.
The Braves' comeback prevented a shaky R.A. Dickey from getting his 11th win in a row.
Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected while disputing a call in Atlanta's two-run fifth.
Third base umpire Dale Scott, the crew chief, initially ruled left fielder Jordany Valdespin made a diving catch on Heyward's liner, with Martin Prado trapped while returning to first base for an apparent inning-ending double play.
But after the umpires conferred, they ruled -- correctly, as replays showed -- that Heyward's ball bounced. The umpires then placed Prado safely on second.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press