Dale Murphy scored from first base on a single by Chris Chambliss with two out in the ninth inning last night to bring the Braves a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets in Atlanta.
The Braves, who trailed, 4-0, began the ninth when Murphy walked off reliever Neil Allen (0-3) with one out. After Mookie Wilson robbed Bob Horner of an extra-base hit with a leaping grab near the center field fence, Chambliss followed with his game-winner, a single to right-center. Murphy, who tied a modern National League record by walking five times in the game, kept running and scored ahead of a late relay throw from second baseman Brian Giles.
Reliever Gene Garber pitched the ninth for his first victory of the season.
The Braves tied it, 4-4, in the seventh. Glenn Hubbard led off with a double to left and one out later, pinch hitter Terry Harper drew a walk off reliever Doug Sisk. After Brett Butler flied out, Rafael Ramirez singled to right to score Hubbard and knock out Sisk. Claudell Washington then hit a two-run double off reliever Carlos Diaz to tie the score.
The Mets had gone ahead, 4-0, in the fourth. George Foster led off with a walk and Danny Heep singled. After Ron Hodges forced Foster at third, Hubie Brooks singled to score Heep. Giles then singled to left, but Hodges was thrown out at the plate by left fielder Murphy. Holman singled to left to score Brooks and Wilson singled to right to score Giles.