The Mets hit a couple of home runs and scored five runs as they beat the Braves this evening at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon's start wasn't exactly perfect, but he managed to give up just two runs in six innings.
Wilmer Flores got the Mets on the board with a solo home run in the second, and the Mets never trailed in the game. John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run home run in the fourth, and Colon gave up both of his runs in the fifth, an inning in which he struggled but limited the damage. He worked around a leadoff double by Juan Uribe in the sixth, too, to keep the Mets in the lead.
The Mets for one of those runs back on an Eric Campbell ground out in the sixth, but the Braves scored after Alex Torres gave up a single and two walks to load the bases—luckily Atlanta's only run in that inning. Michael Cuddyer doubled in a run in the bottom of the inning for some insurance.
Jeurys Familia almost needed that insurance, as he loaded the bases in the ninth, but he escaped that jam by inducing a double play from Nick Markakis to end the game.
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