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Final Score: Braves 2, Mets 1 — A terrible ninth innings turns victory into defeat

Dillon Gee took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but the Mets blew a slim lead in the ninth and lost.

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Dillon Gee struck out just three Braves in seven innings, but he held them without a hit through six innings. He got into a jam in the seventh, loading the bases with one out, but was able to escape without giving up a run.

The Mets scored their lone run of the game in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to an awful play by Braves right fielder Justin Upton. Marlon Byrd hit what should have been, at most, a single, but Upton misplayed it into what the official scorer always calls a triple on that sort of play.

LaTroy Hawkins threw a scoreless eighth inning, but things turned sour in the ninth. Thanks to some well-placed batted balls, a passed ball by John Buck, and one very solid hit, the Braves scored twice against Bobby Parnell. The Mets got two men on in the ninth, but Jason Heyward made an outstanding catch to end the game on what would have otherwise been a game-tying hit by Justin Turner.

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