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MLB: New York Mets 4, Atlanta 2

May 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Ike Davis delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning Sunday that helped the New York Mets avoid a sweep with a 4-2 win over Atlanta.

Down 2-1 entering the frame, the Mets began a comeback against Cory Gearrin (1-1) when pinch-hitter Justin Turner led off with a single. One out later, Lucas Duda cracked a ground-rule double, putting runners at second and third.

John Buck followed with a score-tying single, sending Duda to third.

Gearrin then hit pinch-hitter Mike Baxter with a pitch, loading the bases, and Davis sent a solid base hit into right field for the decisive blow.

The rally made a winner of LaTroy Hawkins (1-0), who tossed a scoreless eighth after Mets starter Shaun Marcum had struck out 12 over seven innings, yielding a pair of runs.

Bobby Parnell picked up his seventh save as New York snapped a five-game skid.

Dan Uggla belted a two-run homer for National League East-leading Atlanta, whose eight-game winning streak was halted.

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