Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered, Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets 5-2 on Sunday. Freeman had three hits and a walk, helping Atlanta salvage a split of the four-game series. Brandon Nimmo, a New York prospect recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, made his debut and went 0 for 4 with a game-ending strikeout. Norris (3-7) allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked none.
Entering the top of the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Royals, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve already had a single, double, and a home run, leaving him just a triple shy of the cycle. With an 0-2 count against Chien-Ming Wang, Altuve hit the ball exactly where he needed to: in the gap in left-center. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain and left fielder Alex Gordon converged, and it was Cain who came up with the ball. It looked like a sure-fire triple, but there was just one problem: Altuve tripped as he prepared to round the second base bag. The three-time All-Star settled for another double, but he was guaranteed at least one more at-bat before the end of the game. Altuve, however, grounded