- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Another dominant start by Atlanta ace Julio Teheran against the New York Mets wasn’t enough this time.

Teheran pitched eight innings and had two hits before former teammate Kelly Johnson’s pinch-hit homer in the 11th inning lifted New York to a 1-0 win over Atlanta on Saturday night.

The homer was the first extra-base hit of a game that began as a terrific duel between Teheran and Jacob deGrom, who also pitched eight innings.

Teheran extended his career-best string of scoreless innings to 23. He threw a one-hit shutout last Sunday to win in New York, and the Mets were still baffled by him at Turner Field.

“Julio is having a great year,” deGrom said. “Watching what he does out there is impressive. That was a tough matchup. I’m just glad I did my part to keep it 0-0.”

Teheran gave up five hits, walked none and struck out seven. He recorded 15 consecutive outs before Curtis Granderson singled with two outs in the eighth. After a steal, Teheran struck out Asdrubal Cabrera to end the inning.

“I came in with the same plan that I did in my last game against them,” Teheran said. “We didn’t feel that I had to change anything against them, just execute my pitches.”

Johnson pulled a pitch from Dario Alvarez (1-1) into the first row of the right-field seats for his third homer.

Johnson began the year with the Braves before he was traded to the Mets on June 8. Alvarez was claimed off waivers from the Mets in late May.

“You get excited to come in here and play,” Johnson said of his return to Turner Field. “Anytime you go against your former team, you have a little extra pep in your step and you want to prove yourself.”

Johnson didn’t have to prove anything to Braves interim manager Brian Snitker.

“Kelly’s a pro. He’s been doing this a long time,” Snitker said. “That’s why people want him and why we wanted him. Because he’s a professional hitter and that was a really good at-bat.

Addison Reed (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the Mets, who pulled within two games of NL East-leading Washington.

Jeurys Familia worked the 11th for his majors-leading 26th save in 26 chances. He got Nick Markakis to ground into a double play with runners on first and second to end it.

FIRST-ROUNDER SIGNED

The Braves’ first-round draft pick, right-hander Ian Anderson of Clifton Park, New York, agreed to a $4 million deal, pending his physical, and had his first tour of Turner Field. Anderson, the No. 3 overall pick, was not eligible to sign before graduating from high school. He will report to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League team.

Anderson, 18, said the highlight of his visit to the Braves’ clubhouse was meeting Jeff Francoeur.

TRIBUTE

The Braves wore Atlanta Black Crackers uniforms and the Mets wore Brooklyn Royal Giants uniforms as part of MLB’s tribute to the Negro Leagues. Former Negro League players, some in wheelchairs, lined the infield for pregame introductions.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon has been cleared for Sunday’s start in the finale of the four-game series. Colon, 43, threw only four pitches in his last start against Kansas City before being forced to leave the game with a bruised right thumb. He was hurt when he was hit by a line drive.

UP NEXT

Mets: Colon (6-3, 3.00 ERA) is 9-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 12 career starts against the Braves.

Braves: RHP Bud Norris (2-7, 4.69 ERA), who has allowed seven earned runs in four starts this month, will make his 10th start of the season.

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