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Gee returns to Mets’ rotation with win

NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d’Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
B.J. Upton of the Atlanta Braves is caught stealing by Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets at Citi Field in Flushing. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)

Gee (4-1) returned from two months on the disabled and pitched seven-plus dominant innings as the Mets won the first three of a four-game series against the Braves after being swept in Atlanta less than two weeks ago.

The Braves have lost four straight after a nine-game winning streak.

D’Arnaud’s long ball in the seventh came two pitches after Kirk Nieuwenhuis gave New York the lead with a sacrifice fly. The drive to left field off Ervin Santana (7-6) gave New York a homer in nine straight games at Citi Field, a team record for the stadium that opened in 2009.

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