Braves 5, Mets 4

Braves 5, Mets 4

The Braves solved their temporary scoring woes thanks to the power trio of

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Julio Teheran, Ender Inciarte, and Nick Markakis.

Nick’s 4th hit of the day was a home run in the top of the 10th that provided the final margin.  Ender tied the game at 3 in the 7th with a 2 run homer, and scored the go ahead run in the 9th, before a Devon Mesoraco homer off of A.J. Minter in the bottom of the inning forced extra innings.

Teheran opened the Braves scoring with his first career home run in the 5th.  Julio went 5 2/3 innings and struck out 6, but walked 4, and allowed the first 3 Met runs.  Jesse Biddle pitched the 10th for his first career save.  The Mets got a runner to 3rd with 1 out, but the ghosts of Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier could not get the ball out of the infield. Winner, winner A.J. Minter.

Inciarte ended with 3 hits; Jonny Venters got Julio out of a jam in the 6th, and Brad Brach and Dan Winkler struck out 5 in their 2 innings of work.  Austin Jackson hit the obligatory home run off Teheran.

The Braves take 3 of 4 from the Mets and stand at 60 – 48, remaining 1.5 behind the Phillies.

Doubleheader in Washington Tuesday.

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