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SportDonaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row

00:00  26 august  2019
00:00  26 august  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Well, the Braves have produced one of the National League’s top three winning percentages dating back. fourth multi-homer game of the season and backed an impressive Dallas Keuchel , who helped the Braves secure a three-game sweep with a 2 - 1 win over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Braves capitalized on Wheeler with the long ball, as Ozzie Albies and Josh Donaldson homered in the third inning, and free bases, as Wheeler walked four. Despite Friday's 14-inning game, the Mets still used four relievers on Saturday. Luis Avilan escaped with a strikeout and clean seventh inning, but

Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row
Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row
Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row

NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Donaldson hit two more home runs against the Mets, Dallas Keuchel pitched his best game of the season and the Atlanta Braves won their eighth in a row, holding off New York 2-1 Sunday.

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Atlanta relievers set a team record, too, by extending their string to 25 scoreless innings before the Mets scored in the ninth. Mark Melancon got pinch-hitter Joe Panik to ground out with runners on first and second to end it.

BOX SCORE: BRAVES 2, METS 1

The NL East leaders completed a three-game sweep and matched their longest winning streak of the season. The Braves play Monday at Colorado in a makeup of an April snowout, then start a series at Toronto.

Wearing all-white uniforms on Players' Weekend, the Mets hardly looked like the team that went into this set at Citi Field with a five-game winning streak. They dropped to 5-11 against Atlanta, long their nemesis.

A day after hitting his 30th home run, Donaldson lofted a high fly over the left field wall in the second inning and lined a drive to deep center in the seventh for his ninth long ball against the Mets this season. He tied Hank Aaron's club mark for most homers in a year against the Mets - Hammerin' Hank did it against the expansion club in 1962.

Mets' deGrom makes history against Braves with bat, K's

Mets' deGrom makes history against Braves with bat, K's Jacob deGrom, the 2018 Cy Young award winner, struck out 13 batters and hit a home run for the second time this season.

Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave , and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2 - 1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet "I mean this might be the top ." The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26 batters, including 13 by deGrom , and

The Mets lost 2 - 1 to the Braves on Friday night in 14 innings. The Mets will finish their three-game series with the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. LHP Steven Matz (8-7, 4.18 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets against LHP Dallas Keuchel (4-5, 4.14 ERA) for the Braves .

Keuchel (5-5) allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking three. Signed by the Braves in June, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner exceeded his previous best start this year, when he blanked the Mets for six innings on Aug. 14.

Keuchel carved up the Mets with his slider, getting slugger Pete Alonso to strike out twice and ground into a double play. On Saturday night, the rookie tied a Mets record with his 41st home run.

Sean Newcomb pitched a perfect eighth and Melancon closed for his sixth save, including a 5-for-5 performance since being traded from San Francisco to the Braves in late July.

The Mets nicked Melancon for a run on a double by Alonso, a single by J.D. Davis and an RBI forceout by Todd Frazier. Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos singled with two outs, stretching his hitting streak to career high-tying 19 games, before Panik grounded out.

Newcomb extended the Braves' bullpen streak to 25 shutout innings, the most since the team moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. The prior mark was 24 2/3 innings in 2013.

Hamilton, Braves outlast Mets 2-1 in 14 after deGrom shines

Hamilton, Braves outlast Mets 2-1 in 14 after deGrom shines NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom. The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26 batters — including 13 by deGrom — but had their five-game winning streak end. At 21, Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. became the second-youngest player with a 30-homer, 30-steal season. Only Mike Trout did it faster than Acuña.

NEW YORK — With Jacob deGrom and the Mets hard-throwing bullpen missing bats at a historic pace, the NL East-leading Braves were ready to win Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave , and Atlanta beat the Mets 2 - 1 for its sixth straight win despite yet

If the Mets sign Keuchel , he would replace Jason Vargas in the rotation. The Mets had 23 hits in their Thursday win over the Atlanta Braves . It wasn't a must win , but after dropping the first In the top of the first inning, Amed Rosario and Joe Panik both recorded hits to get things started, setting the

Steven Matz (8-8) took the hard-luck loss. He pitched two-hit ball for six innings, striking out six with one walk.

Donaldson connected off Paul Sewald for his 20th career multihomer game and fourth this year.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: C Francisco Cervelli got the day off. He made his Braves debut Saturday night and had three hits and three RBIs in his first major league game since May.

Mets: Struggling closer Edwin Diaz had ''slightly improved'' after leaving in the ninth inning Saturday night with tightness in his back and neck area, manager Mickey Callaway said. Callaway said Diaz was getting the day off. ... RHP Marcus Stroman is likely to make his next start as expected, Callaway said. Stroman exited his last start with tightness in his left hamstring.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (8-8, 3.53 ERA) pitches at Coors Field against RHP Tim Melville (1-0, 1.29). Teheran is 6-1 in 11 career starts vs. the Rockies.

Mets: After a day off, the Mets open a three-game series at home against the Cubs. Stroman (7-11, 3.18) is listed to face RHP Yu Darvish (4-6, 4.43). Stroman pitched his first career shutout in 2014 with Toronto against the Cubs.

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Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row

Albies, Donaldson back Keuchel in another Braves win.
The streaking Atlanta Braves picked up another division win over the Washington Nationals with a 4-3 victory on Friday night. The NL East-leading Braves have won eight in a row, 19 of 23 overall and 12 consecutive at home, dropping Washington nine games back. It was Atlanta's fourth straight victory and eighth in 11 tries over the Nationals. BOX SCORE: BRAVES 4, NATIONALS 3 Keuchel (7-5) allowed six hits and two walks and struck out three to win his fourth straight start.

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