NEW YORK — Mike Pelfrey pitched out of constant trouble to extend his scoreless streak to 24 innings and the New York Mets finished a three-game sweep of the slumping Atlanta Braves with a 1-0 victory Sunday night in a game cut short by rain.
A throwing error by third baseman Chipper Jones allowed Jose Reyes to score in the first inning. Play was stopped after one pitch in the sixth when rain intensified, and the game was called following a 98-minute delay.
That left Atlanta with its fifth straight defeat and made a hard-luck loser of Tommy Hanson (1-2), who did not give up an earned run. The Braves have been outscored 19-6 during their skid.
The Braves squandered several early scoring chances against Pelfrey (4-0), lifted after throwing 106 pitches through five innings.