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Mets fall to Braves in rain-shortened series opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets were blanked by the Atlanta Braves, 4-0, in a game called after five innings Friday night at Citi Field because of rain.

The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when the Braves did some two-out damage against left-hander David Peterson. Ronald Acuña Jr. ripped an RBI single, and Matt Olson followed it with a 433-foot three-run shot.

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After the Mets were retired in the bottom half, umpires called for the tarp, and the game was called following an 88-minute delay.

Pete Alonso, Brett Baty, and Francisco Álvarez had hits for New York.

The Mets will try to even the four-game series on Saturday with Tylor Megill on the bump. The first pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m.