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MLB: New York Mets 6, Atlanta 1 (2nd game)

June 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

ATLANTA, June 18 (UPI) -- Zack Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings in his major league debut Tuesday and the New York Mets dominated Atlanta 6-1 to sweep a doubleheader.

Wheeler (1-0), a former first-round draft pick obtained by New York from San Francisco in 2011, overcame five walks and four hits to blank the Braves in a 102-pitch performance.

The 23-year-old right-hander struck out seven for the Mets, who bested the National League East-leading Braves 4-3 in the rain-delayed first game earlier Tuesday.

Anthony Recker broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the seventh and Omar Quintanilla helped seal the triumph with a two-run single in the eighth.

Atlanta's Paul Maholm (7-6) was tagged with the loss despite surrendering just two runs on nine hits over seven full frames.

Justin Upton corralled the Braves' only RBI.

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