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MLB: Atlanta 5, New York Mets 3

June 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, June 19 (UPI) -- Jordan Schafer scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday, launching Atlanta past the New York Mets 5-3.

Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer in the fourth to put the Braves in front, but the Mets tied the game in the top of the fifth thanks in large part to a throwing error by Atlanta starter Kris Medlen.

Atlanta came right back in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead for good.

Schafer opened the inning with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice. Freddie Freeman then drew a walk and, one out later, Schafer came in to score when Shaun Marcum (0-9) uncorked a wild pitch.

Freeman went to second on the miscue and scored on a double from B.J. Upton.

Despite committing the error that allowed two unearned runs to score in the fifth, Medlen (4-7) picked up the win. He struck out seven and gave up six hits in seven innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 20th save.

The Mets had won the opening two games of this four-game series.

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