Braves top Mets 6-0

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

The winning streak has likely come a little late for the Braves, who began the day 7 1/2 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East and six games back in the wild-card race.