David Wright's Two Home Runs Help New York Rout Atlanta 12-2

Coming into tonight's game, the Braves had won their last two games and the Mets had lost their past six, so of course New York pounded out 20 hits and routed Atlanta 12-2 Friday night. 

Derek Lowe started for the Braves, and he struggled mightily.

David Wright launched a two-run homer with one out to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. A single, a walk, and another single loaded the bases for Ruben Tejada, who singled to center field. Tejada's single scored Lucas Duda and Jason Bay to make it a 4-0 game after the top of the first.

The Braves got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning, as Michael Bourn tripled to start the frame and scored on a sacrifice fly from Chipper Jones

Martin Prado homered to lead off the bottom of the second inning against Chris Capuano, cutting the Braves deficit to 4-2. 

Three straight singles from Duda, Bay, and Nick Evans loaded the bases with one out for Josh Thole in the top of the third inning. Thole singled into center field, allowing Duda and Bay to score again to make it a 6-2 game. Lowe was pulled after the single, giving way to Julio Teheran.

Lowe finished with a line of 2.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.

The rest after the jump.

Teheran escaped the third unscathed, but was unable to do so in the fourth inning. Jose Reyes walked and stole second to begin the inning, and advanced to third on wild pitch. Angel Pagan walked to put runners on the corners for Wright, who crushed his second home run of the game to up the Mets lead to 9-2. 

Duda followed with a double and scored on a single from Evans to make it a 10-2 game in favor of the Metropolitans. 

Scott Linebrink entered in the sixth inning in relief of Teheran and also gave up a run. Nick Evans doubled with two outs, advanced to third on a past ball from Linebrink, and scored on a single from Thole. His single gave the Mets an 11-2 lead.

The Mets added another run in the ninth off Anthony Varvaro to make it a 12-2 game. 

Capuano earned the win, throwing five innings, giving up six hits and two runs while walking two and striking out six.

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