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Back-to-back homers send Braves past Mets

The Braves came back to win, 5-4, over the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field, thanks to back-to-back solo home runs from Nick Markakis and Austin Riley to tie the game and then give Atlanta the lead in the eighth.

It was the ninth time this season that the Braves have hit back-to-back home runs, the most in the Majors. They’ve only had three seasons in franchise history during which they’ve gone back to back more times: in 1998, ‘99 and 2006, when they did it 11 times.

The Braves got out to an early 2-0 lead against Steven Matz, and they extended it to 3-0 against Chris Mazza in the third inning after a one-hour, 10-minute rain delay. The Mets took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a Robinson Cano RBI single, before the Braves reclaimed the lead in the eighth.