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Adonis Garcia's late homer gives Braves 4-3 comeback win over Mets

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Garcia's eighth-inning homer brought the Braves back from the brink of defeat.

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Adonis Garcia rescued the Braves from defeat with a late 2-run homer, sinking the Mets with a 4-3 win.

Matt Wisler had trouble with walks early on, issuing two in the first, and then a leadoff pass in the second to a struggling Michael Conforto; Alejandro De Aza, suffering through an 0-20 skid, smacked a double to score Conforto from first, giving Matt Harvey an early lead.

In the third inning, Asdrubal Cabrera laced a leadoff double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Neil Walker. The Braves would get one back in the fourth on A.J. Pierzynski's RBI single, scoring Nick Markakis who had doubled leading off the inning.

However, the Mets would notch three singles in the fifth to restore the two-run lead; Neil Walker singled with two outs for his second RBI of the game. In the sixth, Pierzynski continued to pester Harvey with another run-scoring hit, this time a double to score Markakis again.

The Braves had a great chance to tie the game in the seventh. With runners at second and third and one out, Ender Inciarte lifted a fly ball to left; Emilio Bonifacio tagged up from third and raced home; the throw home was close, but he was called out. Despite a challenge, the call stood. Brian Snitker argued his case vehemently, and was ejected for his trouble.

Fortunately, Adonis Garcia came to the rescue in the eighth, taking Addison Reed deep to left for his fourth home run of the year, a two-run shot to vault the Braves into the lead.

Arodys Vizcaino nailed down the victory for his ninth save of the year.

This was not one of Matt Wisler's better outings. In 6.2 innings, he allowed seven hits and walked four with just one strikeout. The win also snapped the Mets' seven-game winning streak at Turner Field.

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Source: FanGraphs