Date: Wednesday, August 28, 1991
Opponent: New York Mets
Location: Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Fulton County Stadium)
Pitchers of Record:
Glavine W (17-8): 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Viola L (12-12): 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Time of Game: 2:16 Attendance: 25,060
Fact: Win No. 50 comes in Tom Glavine's 132nd career start.
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Tom Glavine pitched a four-hitter to become the major league’s first 17-game winner and drove in the go-ahead run Wednesday night, as the surging Braves defeated the Mets 3-1.
Glavine (17-8), pitching with a heavily-taped right ankle which he sprained in his last start, struck out four and walked one for his eighth complete game. He retired 16 of the last 17.
The Braves, who caught the Dodgers atop the NL West on Tuesday, have won six of eight and have a 31-16 record since the All Star break, best in the league. Los Angeles played at home against Pittsburgh.
Glavine was touched for the Mets’ only run in the third when Kevin Elster singled to extend his hitting streak to eight games and was sacrificed to second by Frank Viola. Chuck Carr then drove in Elster with a single.
The Braves went ahead in the fifth off Viola (12-12), who has lost four in a row and seven of his last eight decisions.