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Lagares helps Mets edge Braves

(Tuesday, August 26)

Final Score: New York 3, Atlanta 2

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Juan Lagares hit a two-run home run and the New York Mets took a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three- game set.

Dillon Gee (5-6) gave up two runs on six hits with a pair of walks and one strikeout over 6 2/3 innings for the Mets, who have won their past two. Ruben Tejada drove in the other run.

Justin Upton was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Braves, who have lost their past three. Alex Wood (9-10) allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts over seven innings to take the loss.

The Mets got on the board in the second as Travis d’Arnaud and Lagares started the inning with singles, and Tejada later brought in d’Arnaud with a single to left for a 1-0 lead.

Atlanta tied the game in the fourth as Freddie Freeman hit a two-out double and later scored on Upton’s double.

New York, though, went back on top in the fourth as d’Arnaud led off with a double and Lagares followed with his fourth home run of the season for a 3-1 lead.

The Braves cut their deficit to one in the seventh on Tommy La Stella’s single that brought home Upton, who had led off with a single and wound up at third after a walk and a double play.

Jeurys Familia, who came on in the seventh to get the final out, pitched around a two-out single in the eighth to keep the lead for New York.

Jenrry Mejia allowed a leadoff single to Upton in the ninth, but then got Chris Johnson to hit into a 5-4-3 double play and punched out Evan Gattis for his 19th save of the season.

Game Notes

Gee won for the first time since July 9, going 0-5 over his previous seven starts. His last win going into Tuesday was against the Braves … Each team has won seven games in the season series … Gee improved to 6-4 in career 14 starts against the Braves.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
NY Mets « 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 3 5 0
W:D.Gee(5-6) L:A.Wood(9-10) S:J.Mejia (19)
HR: ATL- None NYM- J.Lagares (4)

Atlanta AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Jason Heyward RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Emilio Bonifacio CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Justin Upton LF 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .292
Chris Johnson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Evan Gattis C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275
Tommy La Stella 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Andrelton Simmons SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Alex Wood P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067
  Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192
  Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 2
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Eric Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Curtis Granderson RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .219
Eric Campbell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Lucas Duda 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Travis d`Arnaud C 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .232
Juan Lagares CF 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .279
Wilmer Flores 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Ruben Tejada SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Dillon Gee P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Jeurys Familia P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 3 5 3 1 0 1 1 6

LOB_Atlanta 4, NY Mets 3. 2B_F.Freeman, J.Upton, T.d’Arnaud. HR_J.Lagares (4) off A.Wood. SB_E.Bonifacio (18). GIDP_C.Johnson 2, E.Gattis, E.Campbell. DP_Atlanta 1 (A.Wood, A.Simmons and F.Freeman); NY Mets 4 (E.Campbell, W.Flores and L.Duda 2), (L.Duda), (R.Tejada, W.Flores and L.Duda).

Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Alex Wood (L 9-10) 7.0 5 3 3 1 6 1 113-78 3.09
Jordan Walden 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6-4 2.16
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Dillon Gee (W 5-6) 6.2 6 2 2 2 1 0 101-63 3.77
Jeurys Familia (H 14) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14-10 1.93
Jenrry Mejia (S 19) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10-7 3.94

HBP_by A.Wood (C.Granderson).
WP_D.Gee.
T_2:27. A_22406.
Umpires_Home,Andy Fletcher; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Mark Wegner; Third, Mike Winters.

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