Mets rally for 10th straight win

Flushing, NY ( – Lucas Duda’s single in the bottom of the
eighth helped the New York Mets to their 10th straight win with a 3-2 decision
over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

Wilmer Flores, who had an RBI earlier in the game, tied the contest in the
seventh with a solo homer to left center, then the Mets kept their streak
alive in the next inning.

Curtis Granderson drew a pinch-hit walk to begin the eighth and scampered to
third on Juan Lagares’ infield single to second. Duda followed with a flare
to left that knocked in Granderson for a 3-2 lead. New York did load the bases
with successive two-out walks before Flores grounded out to end the inning.

Jeurys Familia came on in the ninth in place of Buddy Carlyle (1-0) and
recorded his seventh save of the season.

New York, which is 9-0 at Citi Field this season, last won 10 straight from
July 5-17, 2008.

Jim Johnson (1-1) was tagged with the loss for his role in the eight inning
for Atlanta, which has lost three of its last four.

Andrelton Simmons and Alberto Callaspo each knocked in runs for the Braves.

John Mayberry Jr., starting in place of Granderson, tripled to lead off the
home first, but he was left stranded as Braves starter Eric Stults worked his
way out of the jam.

A.J. Pierzynski doubled with one out in the second and scored on Simmons’
single to center. New York challenged the safe ruling on the play, however,
the call was upheld.

The Mets got the run back in the home second with a leadoff double by Eric
Campbell and a single by Flores two batters later.

Eric Young Jr. tripled with one away in the fifth before Callaspo knocked him
in with a sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead.

Game Notes

The beginning of the game was delayed 30 minutes due to rain … Mets starter
Dillon Gee went seven innings and allowed two runs on eight hits. He has now
gone 49 straight starts of at least five innings, one shy of Doc Gooden’s team
record … Stults surrendered one run on four hits with five strikeouts over
six frames … Mayberry entered the game 5-for-11 with three doubles and one
homer off Stults in his career … New York’s Bartolo Colon will take on
Atlanta’s Julio Teheran in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.