Braves denied sweep in New York as Mets homered

May 12, 2024 at 10:30 p.m.

AP Photo by Julia Nikhinson / Atlanta Braves leadoff hitter Ronald Acuña Jr. avoids a pitch during the ninth inning of Sunday night’s game against the host New York Mets.

NEW YORK — In a three-game series between National League East rivals at Citi Field, the Atlanta Braves had already secured the series victory midway through the weekend.

Still, the New York Mets managed to give the six-time defending division champions their share of frustration in the ninth inning. Twice.

A day after denying the visitors what would have been the first no-hitter by the Braves in 30 years, the Mets denied them a series sweep. Brandon Nimmo recovered from an injury and came off the bench Sunday night to hit a two-run homer in the ninth, sending New York to a 4-3 victory that ended New York’s four-game winning streak. Atlanta.

Pete Alonso had two RBIs for the Mets a day after being held hitless by three Atlanta pitchers until there were two outs in the ninth.



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