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Braves Vs. Mets Final Score: Atlanta Drops Third Straight 7-5

The Atlanta Braves are still searching for that first win of the season after suffering a 7-5 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. New York sweeps the series and the Braves move on to Houston searching for answers.

New York didn't waste any time getting to Braves starter Mike Minor. David Wright's sacrifice fly in the first scored Ruben Tejada and put the Mets up 1-0. The Mets added another run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 7-0 lead over the Braves.

Atlanta finally broke through with a four run seventh that was set up by a Lucas Duda error in right field. Jason Heyward had the big hit in the seventh with a double that scored both Freddie Freeman and Matt Diaz. Heyward later scored on a Jack Wilson sacrifice fly and the Braves trailed 7-4. Brian McCann added his first home run of the season in the eighth but Atlanta went in order in the ninth against Mets closer Frank Francisco.

Minor was tagged for six runs in five innings of work. He allowed six hits and walked four while throwing 104 pitches. Jonathon Niese worked six innings allowing four runs (two earned) to earn the win.

For more on this game Braves fans should check out Talking Chop and Mets fans should visit Amazin' Avenue. For more MLB news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.

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