Braves' Conrad, Mets' Harris homer in tie game

The Associated Press
Saturday, March 19, 2011; 5:24 PM

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer for the Atlanta Braves and Willie Harris connected for the New York Mets as the split-squads played to a 10-inning, 3-3 tie Saturday.

Rodrigo Lopez, in a three-way competition to be the Braves' fifth starter, gave up a leadoff homer to Harris in the fourth inning and two unearned runs in the fifth after a throwing error by first baseman Freddie Freeman. The veteran right-hander threw 93 pitches in 4 2-3 innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Mets starter Pat Misch gave up four hits and three runs in five innings. The left-hander struck out two and walked one. Conrad's homer came with two outs in the fourth inning and Nate McLouth drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

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