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Garcia's 2-run Homer In 8th Sends Braves Past Mets

Garcia's 2-run Homer In 8th Sends Braves Past Mets

ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for the fourth straight time in a week, 4-3 Thursday.

Atlanta has improved the worst record in the NL by winning seven of eight. The Mets have lost four of six.

A.J. Pierzynski drove in two runs off Matt Harvey to boost the Braves, who posted a three-game sweep at Citi Field last weekend.

The Braves trailed 3-2 when Freddie Freeman opened the eighth with a single off Jerry Blevins. Reed (1-2) relieved with one out and, with catcher Travis d'Arnaud calling for a chest-high fastball on an 0-2 count, Garcia connected on a pitch...

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