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Mets fall to Braves 9-2, split four-game series

The New York Mets fell to the Atlanta Braves, 9-2, on Wednesday afternoon and split the four-game series at Citi Field.

The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when Atlanta put up a seven-spot. Travis d’Arnaud worked a bases-loaded walk to start the big inning. Adam Duvall followed that with a two-run double to left. Later in the inning, d’Arnaud scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 4-0. Dansby Swanson lined an RBI single to center to make it 5-0. One batter later, Ronald Acuna Jr. smoked a run-scoring single to right. Matt Olson capped off the inning with an RBI groundout.

Eduardo Escobar put the Mets on the board in the sixth with an RBI double to right.

In the eighth, Guillermo Heredia crushed a two-run home run to center to increase Atlanta’s lead to 9-1.

New York’s second and final run of the game came in the ninth when Luis Guillorme blasted one over the right-field wall.

Starling Marte had a two-hit game for the Mets.

Right-hander Tylor Megill got the start for New York and allowed three runs on four hits over 5.1 innings while striking out nine and walking two. Adam Ottavino had a very rough outing in relief as he did not record an out and surrendered five runs, three of which were charged to him. Trevor Williams allowed three runs over 3.1 innings.

The Mets will head to Philadelphia to begin a four-game series with the Phillies on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. Taijuan Walker will make his second start since coming off the injured list. The first pitch is slated for 6:45 p.m.