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Mets comeback falls short in one-run loss to Braves

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets trailed 6-0 after seven innings but rallied in the final two frames before falling just short in a 7-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on Tuesday night.

New York dropped to 4-7 on the season, while Atlanta improved to 7-3.

Pete Alonso crushed a three-run home run in the eighth, his third of the season, to cut the deficit in half. Omar Narváez lined a run-scoring double in the ninth and later scored on Starling Marte’s groundout to make it a one-run game. Alonso had a chance to tie the game or give the Mets the lead with a runner on first and two outs but struck out swinging as the Braves held on to even the series.

Adrian Houser allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Dedniel Núñez made his Major League debut and tossed two innings of one-run ball. Cole Sulser fired a scoreless frame to keep New York within striking distance.

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The Mets will try to bounce back on Wednesday as Jose Quintana gets the ball. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:20 p.m.