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Mets split doubleheader with Braves

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  • Kyle Evans 

After two consecutive rainouts, the New York Mets squared off with the Atlanta Braves in a straight doubleheader on Monday at Citi Field. The Braves held on for a 9-8 victory in Game 1 before the Mets bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap.

Game 1 Recap:

Atlanta jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first two innings against spot starter Denyi Reyes and were in control the rest of the way behind a multi-homer game from Sean Murphy, who drove in six of Atlanta’s nine runs.

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Pete Alonso led the Mets’ offense with his 11th home run of the season and three RBIs. Brett Baty crushed his second, while Eduardo Escobar drilled his third. Francisco Lindor and Daniel Vogelbach also added RBIs.


Game 2 Recap:

The Mets led 2-0 after five innings, but Atlanta jumped ahead in the top of the sixth inning before New York regained the lead in the bottom of the frame and held on for the bounce-back win.

Francisco Álvarez delivered the go-ahead hit, a two-run double, to put the Mets up for good. Daniel Vogelbach and Starling Marte had RBI hits, while Jeff McNeil belted his second home run of the season.

Tylor Megill surrendered three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings while walking three and striking out four. David Robertson recorded a six-out save.


The Mets will head to Detroit to begin a three-game series with the Tigers on Tuesday. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.