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NY Mets 3, Atlanta 2
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Where: Citi Field, New York City, New York
Temperature: 55°
Umpires: Home - Chris Segal, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Jerry Meals
Attendance: 20971

NEW YORK -- First baseman Lucas Duda's RBI single in the eighth inning snapped a tie Wednesday night and lifted the sizzling New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

The Mets (12-3) have won 10 straight games, including the first nine of a homestand that concludes Thursday afternoon. This is the ninth time the Mets have won 10 or more consecutive games, and the first since July 5-17, 2008.

The Braves (8-6) have lost six of their last nine.

The Mets built the go-ahead run with the small ball that has defined their winning streak. Pinch hitter Curtis Granderson drew a leadoff walk against right-hander Jim Johnson (1-1). With Granderson running, center fielder Juan Lagares laced an infield single into the vacated portion of second base as Granderson raced to third.

Duda followed with an opposite-field single, his second hit of the night, to score Granderson.

Right-hander Buddy Carlyle (1-0) got the last out of the eighth inning. Right-hander Jeurys Familia earned his seventh save with a perfect ninth.

Shortstop Wilmer Flores produced the Mets' first two runs with an RBI single in the second and a solo homer in the seventh.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons had an RBI single in the second inning and third baseman Alberto Callaspo delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning for the Braves. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski reached base in all four plate appearances (three hits and a walk) and scored a run.

Both starters pitched well but neither factored into the decision.

Braves left-hander Eric Stults allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out five over six innings. He was in line for the win until Flores homered off right-hander Cody Martin in the seventh.

Mets right-hander Dillon Gee allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings.

NOTES: Heavy late afternoon rains forced the first pitch to be delayed 31 minutes. ... The injury-wracked Mets got another scare Wednesday when RHP Matt Harvey went to the doctor for a foot injury he has been battling since spring training. Manager Terry Collins said Harvey would be fine to make his next start Saturday against the New York Yankees. ... Mets RHP Vic Black, who was called off a rehab assignment because of a mildly herniated disc in his neck, said he believes he'll avoid surgery. Black is on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. ... Braves LHP Brady Feigl, who nearly made the big league team this spring despite never pitching above Class A, underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. ... The Braves are in the midst of 16 straight games without a day off -- the first of five stretches this year in which they are scheduled to play at least 16 straight days.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   NY Mets
Eric Stults Player Dillon Gee
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 8
1.50 ERA 2.57
Atlanta   NY Mets
A.J. Pierzynski Player Wilmer Flores
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 8 0 11 .250 14 4 2 3 0 1
NY Mets 7 1 13 .226 16 6 3 3 0 0