ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing an early two-run lead.
Acuña drilled the first pitch from Jacob Barnes to center field for his NL-leading 13th homer.
The Mets were denied a sweep of the three-game series.
Tomás Nido gave New York a 4-3 lead with a pinch-hit, two-run single in the seventh.
The Braves pulled even in the eighth.
Jonathan Villar’s leadoff homer in the fourth gave the Mets a 1-0 lead.