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Mets Rally to Top Braves in 10 Innings

David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Butch Dill, Getty Images

The Mets, who have won two in a row after dropping six straight, scored four of their first five runs on homers before taking a two-run lead off Jordan Walden (1-1) in the 10th.

Pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin drew a two-out walk from Walden and stole second base when closer Bobby Parnell (2-0) squared around to bunt while taking a strike on the first pitch he saw.

New York manager Terry Collins brought in pinch-hitter Mike Baxter, whom Walden hit with a pitch, and Tejada followed with an RBI single that scored Valdespin from second to make it 6-5. Baxter scored on Daniel Murphy’s RBI single.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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