National League roundup
Published: Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 1:23 a.m.
ATLANTA - Raul Mondesi homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mondesi, batting just .200 in his first season with the Braves, connected on the second pitch from James Journell (0-1). It was the fifth game-winning homer of Mondesi's career, the last coming on Aug. 2, 2003, with Arizona.
The Braves tied the game at 2 in the seventh after Al Reyes took over for Cardinals starter Matt Morris, who pitched six strong innings. Johnny Estrada and Andruw Jones had back-to-back singles, and Mondesi walked to load the bases with none out.
Ohka allowed just two hits in six shutout innings as a late replacement for an ailing Zach Day, and Nick Johnson and Ryan Church homered to lead Washington past the slumping New York Mets in a game called before the bottom of the eighth because of rain.
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