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Álvarez’s clutch hit sends Mets past Braves 5-3 for DH split


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Álvarez hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning and the New York Mets beat Atlanta 5-3 to split a doubleheader after Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. exited the nightcap early with a bruised shoulder. Sean Murphy had a pair of three-run homers in the opener, powering the Braves to a 9-8 victory after the teams were rained out the previous two days. In the first game, Acuña launched a 448-foot home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Leading off the second game, he was drilled in the left shoulder with a 93 mph fastball from Tylor Megill and came out. The Mets won for the second time in eight games and snapped a six-game losing streak to Atlanta.

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