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Braves 3, Mets 0

Braves 3, Mets 0

NEW YORK — Matt Wisler wiped out the Mets with eight innings of one-hit ball and Mallex Smith hit a rare Atlanta homer off a scuffling Matt Harvey, leading the Braves to victory. Asdrubal Cabrera's clean single to centerfield with one out in the fifth was the lone hit for the defending NL champions. Wisler walked two, struck out four and beat the Mets for the third time in his two-year career. A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI double and the Braves, with the worst record in the majors at 7-19, won for the third time in five games after an eight-game skid. Harvey didn't feel well Monday and was given fluids to help him recover Tuesday afternoon, Mets manager Terry Collins said. The right-hander pitched out of a second-inning jam but faltered in the fifth and sixth. The speedy Smith sliced a one-out drive into the leftfield corner in the fifth and slid into third with what appeared to be a triple after the ball caromed away from Michael Conforto. But a 50-second crew chief replay review showed the ball barely cleared the orange line on the wall. The initial call was overturned and Smith, batting ninth behind Wisler, trotted to the plate with his first major-league home run. He hit 13 homers in four minor-league seasons. It was only the sixth homer this season for the Braves, by far the fewest in the majors.

Braves 3, Mets 0 05/03/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:52pm]
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