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Heyward sets tone early, Braves beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

Zack Wheeler, New York Mets
Zack Wheeler of the New York Mets walks back to the dugout at Citi Field in Flushing. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)

Heyward connected on Wheeler’s third pitch of the game for his 11th homer this season. After Wil Flores’ home run tied the score in the second, the Braves went ahead for good in the third when Phil Gosselin reached on a bunt single, Freddie Freeman doubled, Justin Upton hit an RBI groundout and shortstop Ruben Tejada allowed Evan Gattis’ two-out bouncer to pop out of his glove for a run-scoring error.

Teheran (13-9) gave up one hit hit 6 1-3 innings, struck out four and walked two.

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