Braves Lose Series Finale Against Mets

The Mets scored three runs in the first two innings and built a five-run lead before barely hanging on for a 6-5 win at Citi Field, where the crowd let out a few collective gasps before the Braves’ four-run ninth-inning rally fell short. Martin Prado had a two-run, two-out double in the ninth for the only Braves hit in a wild ninth inning. Unfortunately, Jason Heyward followed by striking out with two runners in scoring position to end the game. Freddie Freeman’s leadoff homer in the second inning was the Braves’ only run in eight innings against Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese, but they mounted an improbable rally against some shaky relievers in the ninth on four walks, a hit batter and Prado’s opposite-field bases-loaded double; it just came up a little short.