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Mets Vs. Braves Final Score: Three-Run Homer By Russ Adams Leads To Mets Win, 5-4

A three-run home run by Russ Adams in the eighth inning put the Mets ahead, 5-4, where it remained.

Martin Prado got the game going in the third with a RBI single after a Joe Mather double off Oliver Perez. Mather walked with the bases loaded in the fourth for the second run, and Shawn Bowman singled in two in the same inning for a four-run lead, all off Perez.

The Mets got on the board in the sixth with a two-run double by Daniel Murphy off Brandon Beachy. The big blow came in the eighth with Adams' three-run shot off Scott Proctor.

Rodrigo Lopez started for the Braves and pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a leadoff walk to Willie Harris and single to Scott Hairston in the second, which was erased by a 3-6-3 double play by Freddie Freeman.

Mike Minor pitched two perfect innings on five flyouts and one groundout. Beachy followed with a bit of a struggle in two innings. He pitched a perfect fifth, but he allowed two runs in the sixth on the Murphy double. Beachy added three strikeouts.

Prado went 2-3 with two singles and a RBI, and he seemed to be comfortable in left field. Mather picked up a hit, walk and RBI. Jordan Schafer went 0-3 with a strikeout. Freeman went 0-3 with a strikeout, but he displayed solid defense.

The two old guys were the focus today, as Chipper Jones made his return to baseball and Dan Uggla made his Braves debut. Jones went 1-3 with a single and strikeout. He slid into second base to break up a double play and seemed to be fine. Uggla went 0-3 with two groundouts and a strikeout.

Behind Beachy, Peter Moylan walked one but pitched a scoreless inning. Proctor was terrible, allowing a single, two walks and three runs on a home run. Jairo Asencio allowed a hit and walk in a scoreless ninth.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.