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Jurrjens, Braves blank Mets 4-0 for DH sweep

ATLANTA (AP) - Jair Jurrjens threw seven sharp innings in his return from the disabled list and the Atlanta Braves shut out the struggling New York Mets 4-0 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Jurrjens combined with George Sherrill and Scott Linebrink on a two-hitter. In the opener, Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta's four solo homers and the Braves finally provided some offense for Derek Lowe in a 4-2 victory.

The Mets were swept in a doubleheader for the second time in three days to extend their losing streak to seven games, their longest since dropping 11 straight in 2004.

Colorado swept the Mets in New York on Thursday.

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