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Brett Baty crushes first MLB homer as Mets hold off Braves

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets held on for a 9-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at Truist Park, snapping a two-game skid.

Brett Baty crushed a two-run home run in his first Major League at-bat, becoming the fifth Mets player to homer in his first career at-bat. Starling Marte smacked his 14th and 15 home runs of the season, while Francisco Lindor crushed his 21st homer of the season. Pete Alonso also drove in a pair of runs, while Mark Canha and Daniel Vogelbach chipped in with RBIs. Four players recorded multi-hit games, and everyone had at least a hit except for the No. 9 hitter James McCann.

Max Scherzer started for New York and surrendered four runs over 6 1/3 innings while walking three and striking out eight. Adam Ottavino was the first one out of the bullpen, and he served up a three-run homer, but two of the runs were charged to Scherzer. Edwin Díaz struck out two batters over an inning of work, and Trevor May allowed two runs.

The Mets will go for the four-game split on Thursday with Jacob deGrom on the mound. The first pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.