The New York Mets fell to the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, in the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday night at Truist Park. The series is now even at a game apiece.
New York opened the scoring in the top of the fifth inning as Francisco Lindor lined one into the gap in right-center for an RBI triple.
Matt Olson gave the Braves a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run home run over the center-field wall.
Atlanta added to the lead in the bottom of the seventh as Adam Duvall smacked a two-run shot over the left-field wall to make it a 4-1 game.
Each team had just five hits but the long balls were the difference in the game.
David Peterson started on the mound for New York and surrendered a pair of runs over 5 1/3 innings while walking three and striking out nine. Seth Lugo allowed the other two runs in relief. Colin Holderman had a scoreless outing as he recorded four outs.
Chris Bassitt will get the ball on Wednesday afternoon as the Mets will try to take two of three from the Braves. The first pitch is slated for 12:20 p.m.
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