Mets 7, Braves 5 (10)

The Associated PressMay 4, 2013 

— 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.

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 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 advanced to third on Tejada’s hit and scored on Daniel Murphy’s RBI single off Luis Avilan to make it 7-5.

Jeurys Familia earned his first save by facing the minimum in the bottom half of the 10th.

Walden gave up two runs while getting two outs.

Parnell (2-0) got two outs for the win.

In the ninth, Brandon Lyon gave up a leadoff double to Ramiro Pena, and pinch-hitter Reed Johnson moved the runner to third with a sacrifice bunt. Parnell came in to retire Jordan Schafer on a flyout to shallow left field. Andrelton Simmons walked, but Parnell escaped the jam when Justin Upton grounded out.

Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor retired the final 18 batters he faced, but left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh with the score tied 3-all.

Minor didn’t receive a decision after Marlon Byrd’s solo homer off Eric O’Flaherty in the eighth made it 4-4.

Minor allowed three hits and three runs with no walks and four strikeouts. He left for a pinch-hitter as Tyler Pastornicky used to bunt in the bottom of the seventh when the Braves took their first lead at 4-3.

Minor got off to rough start against New York.

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first on John Buck’s 10th homer.

Lucas Duda made it 3-0 in the second with his sixth homer, an opposite-field shot to left-center, but then Minor settled down.

The Braves cut the lead to 3-1 in the third when B.J. Upton led off with a double and scored from second on Juan Francisco’s RBI single.

Francisco left the game one out later when he suffered a mild right ankle sprain while leading off second and was caught stealing with Schafer attempting to bunt. Pena replaced Francisco at third base.

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