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Mets send Braves to fourth straight loss with 8-2 win

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The Mets hit two more home runs and pounded out 15 hits.

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Jhoulys Chacin was unable to contain the Mets offense, as they send the Braves to a fourth straight loss by a score of 8-2.

The Mets jumped out to an early lead with help from Curtis Granderson, who stayed hot with a leadoff single to start the game and scored on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly. Two batters later, Freddie Freeman's two-base error on Asdrubal Cabrera's ground ball led to another run.

The Braves got one of those runs back in the third, albeit painfully. Nick Markakis took a fastball off his right hand, but was able to stay in the game; he would then score on Freddie Freeman's double to cut the Mets lead to one.

David Wright, however, answered in the fourth with a double of his own to score two. Wright had two doubles in the game.

Chacin lasted 5.2 innings and actually walked a pair; his first two walks after not walking anyone in his first two starts.

Asdrubal Cabrera singled home a run for the Mets in the seventh against Atlanta's bullpen; Nick Markakis did the same for the Braves in the bottom of the inning against Steven Matz, who struck out eight in 6.1 innings.

The Mets added three more runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach on back-to-back homers by Cabrera and Neil Walker, pushing their string of homers to 23 in eight games. Juan Lagares added a run-scoring triple.

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Source: FanGraphs