NEW YORK - Eric Hinske had just finished his midgame routine, stretching, and swinging off a tee and preparing to possibly pinch-hit much later.

That's when he walked into the Atlanta dugout and saw a most scary scene in the fifth inning - Braves rookie Jordan Schafer fouled a ball off his face and went down in the dirt. After Schafer wobbled off the field, Hinske was sent up to finish the at-bat.

Hinske struck out, but later hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth off Francisco Rodriguez that sent the Braves over the New York Mets, 6-3, Friday night.

"I was thinking I was going to try to ambush him," Hinske said. "I took a chance on a first-pitch fastball and got ready early."

Schafer was struck squarely around his upper lip and nose. A trainer helped him to the dugout with a towel pressed tight to his face. Schafer was set to have a CT scan and there was no report on the severity of his injury.

Booed as always, old Mets nemesis Chipper Jones began the Braves' comeback from a 3-1 deficit with a leadoff home run in the eighth. Later in the inning, a two-out error by shortstop Jose Reyes let the tying run score.

"They've always provided me incentive to try to make left turns at first base instead of right," Jones said of the New York crowds.

The long, long drive to left field was the 441st career homer for Jones. The drive apparently impressed Mets catcher Josh Thole, too.

"That's the first time I've ever hit a home run where I heard the catcher say, 'Oh my God!' when I hit it," Jones said.

Earlier, about 800 fans gathered on a pedestrian bridge beyond the right-center field wall to cheer Reyes and urge Mets management to not trade the all-star.

By the end of the game, the Citi Field crowd was booing another late collapse by the Mets.

The Mets set a dubious major league record: Their last six home losses all have come in games in which they led in the seventh inning. A day earlier, they pulled off their biggest comeback in 11 years when they rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh.

"They're aware of exactly what's going on," Mets manager Terry Collins said about his players. "They talked about it. We've got to continue to work together."

Braves 6, Mets 3

Atlanta 010 000 023 – 6 11 1

New York 000 300 000 – 3 9 1

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Schafer cf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .229

a-Hinske ph-rf 2   1   1   1   0   1   .308

Kimbrel p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Prado lf 5   1   2   0   0   0   .282

C.Jones 3b 5   1   2   1   0   1   .262

McCann c 4   1   0   0   1   1   .302

Freeman 1b 5   1   3   2   0   2   .278

Uggla 2b 3   1   0   0   1   0   .172

Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   0   1   0   0   1   .269

Mather rf-cf-rf 3   0   1   1   1   1   .286

D.Lowe p 2   0   0   0   0   0   .111

b-Di.Hernandez ph 1   0   1   0   0   0   .313

Linebrink p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Venters p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

c-Ma.Young ph-cf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .095

Totals 38   6   11   5   3   9   

New York AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Jos.Reyes ss 4   1   2   0   0   0   .336

Turner 3b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .312

Beltran rf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .287

Bay lf 3   1   0   0   1   1   .223

Dan.Murphy 1b 4   0   2   1   0   0   .298

Pagan cf 4   0   2   1   0   0   .235

Thole c 4   0   1   0   0   0   .224

R.Tejada 2b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .294

d-Harris ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .214

Niese p 3   0   0   0   0   2   .083

Isringhausen p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Fr.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 34   3   9   3   1   5   

 a-was announced for Schafer in the 5th. b-singled for D.Lowe in the 7th. c-flied out for Venters in the 9th. d-struck out for R.Tejada in the 9th. E: Prado (4), Jos.Reyes (7). LOB: Atlanta 8, New York 5. 2B: Prado 2 (17), Freeman 2 (14), Ale.Gonzalez (9). 3B: Jos.Reyes (9). HR: C.Jones (5), off Niese; Hinske (6), off Fr.Rodriguez. RBIs: Hinske (15), C.Jones (32), Freeman 2 (21), Mather (8), Beltran (33), Dan.Murphy (19), Pagan (9). RLSP: Atlanta 3 (Schafer, D.Lowe, McCann); New York 1 (Harris). RA: C.Jones, Uggla, Thole. GIDP: R.Tejada. DP: Atlanta 1 (Ale.Gonzalez, Uggla, Freeman).

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 D.Lowe 6   7   3   3   1   1   75   4.07

Linebrink 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   4.22

Venters (W 4-0) 1   1   0   0   0   2   16   0.50

Kimbrel (S 17-21) 1   1   0   0   0   1   23   2.79

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Niese 72/3   8   2   2   1   7   111   3.75

Isringh'sen (BS2) 1/3   0   1   0   1   1   12   2.84

F.Rodriguez (L1-2) 1   3   3   3   1   1   19   2.89

IBB: off Fr.Rodriguez (McCann), off Niese (Mather). WP: Isringhausen. Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; first, Alan Porter; second, Fieldin Culbreth; third, Gary Cederstrom.

T: 2:35. A: 28,301 (41,800).

Reds 2, Dodgers 1

CINCINNATI - Scott Rolen hit a two-run single with two out in the fifth inning to propel Cincinnati over Los Angeles.

The Reds have won back-to-back games for the first time since a five-game winning streak from May 13 through May 17. The Dodgers have lost two in a row after three consecutive wins.

Cincinnati's Branson Arroyo (4-5) pitched six innings, enough for his first win in seven starts since a 9-5 victory at Milwaukee on April 25. The righthander, still dealing with the aftereffects of mononucleosis he contracted during spring training, gave up one run and five hits.

Francisco Cordero turned in a perfect ninth to earn his 11th save in 13 opportunities this season and No. 301 for his career.

Los Angeles 000 100 000 – 1 6 0

Cincinnati 000 020 00x – 2 7 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Furcal ss 1   0   0   0   0   0   .212

a-Carroll ph-ss 3   0   0   0   0   1   .289

Blake 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .299

Ethier rf 3   1   2   0   1   0   .330

Kemp cf 3   0   2   0   1   1   .311

Gibbons lf 2   0   1   0   0   0   .255

MacDougal p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Elbert p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

d-Barajas ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .213

Guerrier p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Loney 1b 3   0   0   1   0   1   .241

Navarro c 4   0   0   0   0   0   .196

Miles 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .265

Kuroda p 2   0   0   0   0   0   .077

c-Sands ph-lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .218

Totals 31   1   6   1   2   4   

Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Stubbs cf 4   1   2   0   0   1   .257

Cairo 2b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .305

Votto 1b 3   1   1   0   1   1   .338

Bruce rf 2   0   1   0   2   0   .294

Rolen 3b 4   0   2   2   0   0   .252

F.Lewis lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .254

Cordero p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Hanigan c 4   0   0   0   0   1   .234

Janish ss 2   0   0   0   1   0   .218

Arroyo p 2   0   0   0   0   0   .190

b-J.Gomes ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .190

Ondrusek p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Masset p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Heisey lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .275

Totals 29   2   7   2   4   4   

a-grounded out for Furcal in the 3rd. b-struck out for Arroyo in the 6th. c-grounded out for Kuroda in the 7th. d-flied out for Elbert in the 8th. LOB: Los Angeles 7, Cincinnati 8. 2B: Blake (4), Ethier (13). RBIs: Loney (19), Rolen 2 (20). SB: Votto (5). CS: Bruce (2). S: Cairo. SF: Loney. RLSP: Los Angeles 3 (Kemp, Loney, Barajas); Cincinnati 5 (Arroyo 2, Rolen, F.Lewis, Bruce). RA: Ethier, Cairo. DP: Cincinnati 1 (F.Lewis, F.Lewis, Janish).

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kuroda (L 5-6) 6   6   2   2   4   3   114   3.46

MacDougal 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   4   1.42

Elbert 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   0.00

Guerrier 1   0   0   0   0   0   8   3.14

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arroyo (W 4-5) 6   5   1   1   1   2   110   5.37

Ondrusek (H 7) 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   1.69

Masset (H 6) 1   1   0   0   1   1   20   3.48

Cordero (S 11-13) 1   0   0   0   0   1   8   1.65

IR-S: Elbert 1-0. IBB: off Kuroda (Bruce), off Masset (Kemp). HBP: by Arroyo (Gibbons). Umpires: Home, Bob Davidson; first, Hunter Wendelstedt; second, Brian Knight; third, Jerry Layne.

T: 2:58. A: 31,402 (42,319).

Brewers 6, Marlins 5

MIAMI - Ryan Braun's pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning lifted Milwaukee over Florida.

Yuniesky Betancourt singled to right off Leo Nunez (0-2) to begin the ninth before Braun pinch-hit for pitcher Mike McClendon (3-0). Braun sent Nunez's 1-1 offering deep to left field for his 13th homer. It was Nunez's second blown save of the season in 21 chances.

Prince Fielder homered and Corey Hart had three hits for the Brewers.

Milwaukee 202 000 002 – 6 10 1

Florida 010 301 000 – 5 10 0

Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Weeks 2b 5   0   0   0   0   1   .285

Morgan cf 5   1   1   0   0   3   .365

C.Hart rf 4   2   3   0   0   0   .292

Fielder 1b 3   1   1   2   1   0   .292

McGehee 3b 2   0   0   1   1   1   .244

1-C.Gomez pr 0   0   0   0   0   0   .224

Jo.Wilson 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .231

Kotsay lf 4   0   2   1   0   1   .252

Y.Betancourt ss 4   1   2   0   0   1   .232

Nieves c 3   0   0   0   0   1   .152

Mitre p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Dillard p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

McClendon p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

c-Braun ph 1   1   1   2   0   0   .309

Axford p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Wolf p 2   0   0   0   0   1   .136

Lucroy c 2   0   0   0   0   2   .296

Totals 35   6   10   6   2   11   

Florida AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Coghlan cf 4   0   1   1   0   0   .237

Infante 2b 4   0   1   0   1   0   .245

Morrison lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .308

G.Sanchez 1b 5   1   1   1   0   1   .313

Stanton rf 3   1   1   1   2   0   .268

J.Buck c 4   1   2   0   1   2   .217

Helms 3b 3   1   1   0   0   1   .222

M.Dunn p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Badenhop p 0   0   0   0   0   0   1.000

Choate p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

R.Webb p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

b-Cousins ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .156

L.Nunez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

d-Hayes ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .333

Bonifacio ss 4   1   1   1   0   1   .274

Nolasco p 1   0   0   0   1   1   .053

a-Dobbs ph-3b 2   0   2   1   0   0   .354

Totals 36   5   10   5   5   7   

a-singled for Nolasco in the 6th. b-grounded out for R.Webb in the 8th. c-homered for McClendon in the 9th. d-struck out for L.Nunez in the 9th.1-ran for McGehee in the 8th. E: Y.Betancourt (7). LOB: Milwaukee 5, Florida 11. 2B: J.Buck (8), Dobbs (11). 3B: Bonifacio (3). HR: Fielder (12), off Nolasco; Braun (13), off L.Nunez; G.Sanchez (10), off Wolf; Stanton (13), off Wolf. RBIs: Fielder 2 (44), McGehee (24), Kotsay (8), Braun 2 (42), Coghlan (21), G.Sanchez (36), Stanton (33), Bonifacio (9), Dobbs (21). SB: C.Gomez (14), Kotsay (3). SF: McGehee, Coghlan. RLSP: Milwaukee 3 (Y.Betancourt, Nieves, Kotsay); Florida 7 (Nolasco, G.Sanchez, Morrison 2, Coghlan, Hayes 2). RA: Bonifacio. GIDP: Fielder, G.Sanchez. DP: Milwaukee 1 (McGehee, Weeks, Fielder); Florida 1 (Choate, Bonifacio, G.Sanchez).

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wolf 5   5   4   4   2   4   105   3.69

Mitre 1   4   1   1   0   0   19   2.25

Dillard 1   0   0   0   0   2   10   4.50

McClendn (W 3-0) 1   1   0   0   0   0   16   2.63

Axford (S 14-16) 1   0   0   0   3   1   28   3.55

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Nolasco 6   7   4   4   1   6   101   3.99

M.Dunn (H 6) 1   0   0   0   0   2   14   3.60

Badenhop 0   1   0   0   0   0   4   2.84

Choate (H 7) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.96

R.Webb (H 4) 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   10   4.26

Nunez (L 0-2,BS) 1   2   2   2   0   2   16   3.54

Badenhop pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Choate 1-0. IBB: off Axford (Stanton). HBP: by Wolf (Morrison). WP: Axford. Umpires: Home, Dan Iassogna; first, CB Bucknor; second, Jerry Meals; third, Dale Scott. T: 3:14. A: 15,135 (38,560).

Cardinals 6, Cubs 1

ST. LOUIS - Lance Berkman hit a three-run homer, Albert Pujols had a two-run shot, and Jaime Garcia bounced back from the worst outing of his career to lead St. Louis over Chicago.

Garcia (6-1) allowed a run and four hits over eight innings, improving to 4-0 with a sparkling 0.46 ERA in five home starts this season. He struck out eight and walked one in his first game since he surrendered 11 earned runs in a 15-4 loss at Colorado on May 28.

Berkman snapped an 0-for-13 skid with his 12th homer, a drive to center on a 1-1 pitch from Ryan Dempster (4-5) in the first inning.

Pujols pushed the lead to 6-1 in the fifth, connecting for his 10th homer of the season and No. 100 in new Busch Stadium. He has seven homers in 49 career at-bats against Dempster.

Chicago has lost four in a row and six of its last seven.

Chicago 000 010 000 – 1 5 0

St. Louis 300 120 00x – 6 9 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Fukudome rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .298

Barney 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .298

S.Castro ss 4   0   0   0   0   1   .307

Soto c 4   0   1   0   0   2   .220

C.Pena 1b 3   1   1   0   1   1   .217

Montanez lf 4   0   1   1   0   1   .308

Colvin cf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .103

LeMahieu 3b 3   0   1   0   0   1   .200

Dempster p 1   0   0   0   0   0   .100

a-Campana ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .240

J.Russell p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .125

R.Lopez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

b-DeWitt ph 1   0   1   0   0   0   .288

Grabow p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 32   1   5   1   1   9   

St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Theriot ss 4   1   2   0   0   1   .305

Jay lf 2   1   1   0   1   1   .339

Pujols 1b 3   2   1   2   1   0   .266

Berkman rf 4   1   2   3   0   0   .333

Greene 2b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .222

Rasmus cf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .275

Y.Molina c 3   0   2   0   1   0   .324

Schumaker 2b-rf 4   1   0   0   0   2   .212

Descalso 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .245

J.Garcia p 2   0   0   0   0   2   .080

c-Craig ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .343

E.Sanchez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 30   6   9   5   4   8   

a-grounded out for Dempster in the 6th. b-singled for R.Lopez in the 8th. c-flied out for J.Garcia in the 8th. E: Berkman (2). LOB: Chicago 5, St. Louis 6. 2B: Montanez (2), Theriot (9), Y.Molina (14). HR: Berkman (12), off Dempster; Pujols (10), off Dempster. RBIs: Montanez (2), Pujols 2 (33), Berkman 3 (39). SB: Jay (5). S: Jay, J.Garcia. RLSP: Chicago 3 (LeMahieu, Barney, Montanez); St. Louis 3 (Schumaker, Rasmus, Theriot). RA: Pujols. GIDP: Rasmus. DP: Chicago 1 (C.Pena, S.Castro, C.Pena).

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dempster (L 4-5) 5   8   6   6   3   5   109   6.32

J.Russell 1   1   0   0   0   3   19   5.88

R.Lopez 1   0   0   0   1   0   17   9.53

Grabow 1   0   0   0   0   0   7   3.91

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Garcia (W 6-1) 8   4   1   1   1   8   94   3.05

E.Sanchez 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   2.28

WP: Dempster. Umpires: Home, D.J. Reyburn; first, Marvin Hudson; second, Ted Barrett; third, Ron Kulpa. T: 2:32. A: 40,419 (43,975).

D'backs 4, Nationals 0

Washington 000 000 000 – 0 3 0

Arizona 010 030 00x – 4 8 0

Washington AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Bernadina lf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .242

Desmond ss 4   0   1   0   0   1   .224

L.Nix rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .302

Morse 1b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .310

Espinosa 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .217

Ankiel cf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .198

I.Rodriguez c 3   0   1   0   0   0   .220

Hairston Jr. 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .243

Maya p 1   0   0   0   0   1   .000

Slaten p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Coffey p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

a-Cora ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .247

Kimball p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

b-Stairs ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .086

H.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 30   0   3   0   1   7   

Arizona AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

R.Roberts 3b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .277

K.Johnson 2b 2   0   0   0   2   2   .220

J.Upton rf 2   1   1   0   0   1   .272

S.Drew ss 4   0   1   3   0   1   .283

C.Young cf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .235

Montero c 3   0   1   0   1   1   .277

Nady 1b 3   0   1   0   1   2   .274

G.Parra lf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .272

Collmenter p 2   1   0   0   1   1   .182

Da.Hernandez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

c-Burroughs ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .235

Paterson p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 29   4   8   4   5   10   

a-lined out for Coffey in the 6th. b-flied out for Kimball in the 8th. c-flied out for Da.Hernandez in the 8th. LOB: Washington 4, Arizona 8. 2B: I.Rodriguez (5), R.Roberts (8), Montero (14), G.Parra (5). 3B: S.Drew (3). HR: C.Young (10), off Maya. RBIs: S.Drew 3 (32), C.Young (32). SB: J.Upton (11). CS: R.Roberts (4). RLSP: Washington 1 (Bernadina); Arizona 4 (S.Drew, G.Parra, Nady, Montero). GIDP: G.Parra. DP: Washington 1 (Morse, Desmond).

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Maya (L 0-1) 41/3   6   4   4   3   4   82   8.00

Slaten 0   1   0   0   0   0   4   2.19

Coffey 2/3   0   0   0   1   2   13   1.64

Kimball 2   1   0   0   1   2   38   2.61

H.Rodriguez 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   1.98

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Collmentr (W 4-1) 7   3   0   0   1   5   103   1.25

Da.Hernandez 1   0   0   0   0   1   19   1.71

Paterson 1   0   0   0   0   1   15   0.66

Slaten pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. IR-S: Slaten 3-3, Coffey 1-0. IBB: off Coffey (Montero). HBP: by Kimball (J.Upton), by Maya (J.Upton). Umpires: Home, Bruce Dreckman; first, Vic Carapazza; second, Rob Drake; third, Gary Darling.

T: 2:45. A: 20,332 (48,633).