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Mets roll past Braves in series finale

The New York Mets rolled past the Atlanta Braves, 7-3, in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon at Truist Park. With the victory, New York won the series by taking two of three.

Chris Bassitt started on the mound for New York and tossed six innings of one-run ball. The right-hander allowed five hits, two walks, and struck out six. Drew Smith and Tommy Hunter each surrendered a run in relief.

The Mets started the afternoon with a bang as Eduardo Escobar sent one over the right-field wall for his 10th home run of the season to make it 1-0 in the top of the second inning.

In the top of the third, Francisco Lindor launched a three-run homer into the right-field seats to extend the lead to 4-0. That was his 16th long ball of the season.

New York plated another run in the top of the sixth as Mark Canha drilled his seventh home run of the season over the wall in left-center to increase the lead to 5-0. Matt Olson put the Braves on the board in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot to straightaway center.

The Mets added two more runs in the top of the seventh. Luis Guillorme slapped one down the left-field line for a run-scoring double. Then, Lindor scored on a balk to make it 7-1.

Atlanta scored their second run of the game in the bottom of the eighth. Austin Riley launched a solo shot over the center-field wall.

The Braves capped off the scoring in the bottom of the ninth. Eddie Rosario crushed a solo home run over into the second deck in right field.

The Mets will head to Chicago to begin a four-game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Carlos Carrasco will get the ball for New York. The first pitch is slated for 8:05 p.m.