ATLANTA (AP) - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Colon's performance spoiled the Braves home opener on a night in which the team commemorated the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run.
Jose Valverde loaded the basses in the ninth before Jason Heyward flied to the warning track in center field to end the game.
The 40-year-old Colon (1-1) was dominant through seven innings. He gave up six hits and no walks, struck out five and didn't allow more than one baserunner in any inning until the seventh as he outpitched Atlanta's Aaron Harang (1-1). Harang suffered the tough-luck loss despite allowing only one run in six innings of work.
Tejada scored on a wild pitch by Harang in the third and had run-scoring singles in the seventh and eighth innings.