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Recap: Mets 1, Braves 3
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Turner Field
Date: September 03, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis is starting to get his groove back for the Atlanta Braves.

After playing three games in the minor leagues to correct his swing, Gattis returned to the majors and made an immediate impact.

``I felt fixed before leaving,' Gattis said. ``It's good to go there and really kind of put it into action. It was good to have a good night.'

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Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Gattis and Andrelton Simmons homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

The Braves have won 20 of 24 at Turner Field to improve the major leagues' best home record to 51-19.

Gattis, who was recalled earlier in the day after a three-game stint at Triple-A Gwinnett, tied it at 1-all with his 16th homer in the seventh.

After Mets starter Carlos Torres (3-3) walked Dan Uggla on nine pitches, Simmons hit his 13th homer to make it 3-1.

Medlen (12-12) allowed seven hits and one run while striking out nine.

Closer Craig Kimbrel converted his 34th straight save opportunity and improved to 44 for 47 this season. He struck out Juan Lagares and Matt den Dekker, allowed a single to Omar Quintanilla and retired pinch-hitter Justin Turner on a groundout.

New York has dropped three straight and nine of 13.

Torres gave up seven hits, three runs and one walk. He tied career highs with six strikeouts and seven innings pitched.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the sixth on Daniel Murphy's RBI double with one out, but Medlen limited the damage on Josh Satin's groundout and Lucas Duda's strikeout.

In the seventh, New York manager Terry Collins let Torres bat with runners at first and third, but the pitcher struck out.

Torres lost the lead in the bottom half of the inning, unable to finish off Gattis and Uggla when both hitters fell behind with 0-2 counts.

``Look where he was in that point in the game, and he was cruising,' Collins said. ``They're dangerous so you can't make any mistakes. He gave us a chance. We just couldn't put up any runs.'

Medlen erased the first two runners in scoring position - Eric Young Jr. in the first and Duda in the fourth.

After Young tripled over Gattis' head in left field in the sixth and scored on Murphy's double, Medlen escaped further damage when Josh Satin grounded out and Duda took a called third strike.

``Whatever jam you get in, you always feel like you can get out of it,' Medlen said. ``I'm always thinking positive. Whether other people do, I don't know, but I'm always figuring out a way to get out of stuff. It's something you learn as you mature in this game. I think I've figured how to battle, how to go at guys, and today I did a decent job of that.'

Duda doubled with two out in the fourth, getting stranded on d'Arnaud's strikeout, but his average dropped to .169 in 59 at_bats with runners in scoring position.

Gattis, who went 3 for 3, spent the previous three days at Triple-A Gwinnett to get some at_bats. The NL's rookie of the month winner for April and May had slumped in August, but he seemed to correct his issues by going 6 for 13 in three games at Gwinnett.

Gattis took four pitches from Torres before crushing a cutter into the seats in left-center field. It was his first homer since the Braves' 8-2 victory at New York on July 24 - a span of 70 at_bats.

``It's good to square the ball up, first,' Gattis said. ``It just ended up being a home run, you know.'

Atlanta has won 29 of its last 38 games and has rallied for 41 victories, best in the NL.

Notes: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said RF Jason Heyward, on the 15-day disabled list with a broken jaw, met with a doctor Tuesday and has been cleared to play catch and hit balls off a tee. ... Medlen is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and has 29 strikeouts in 25 1-3 innings in four starts against the Mets this year. ... Collins said before the game that he expects RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his next scheduled start Sunday at Cleveland. Matsuzaka is 0-3 with a 10.95 ERA in three starts with New York. ... Collins added 1B Ike Davis, sidelined for the fourth straight with a strained right oblique, was in New York to see a doctor. ... Braves OF Jordan Schafer grounded out as a pinch-hitter for Medlen in the seventh. Schafer went 4 for 5 on Monday before leaving the game early with a sore back.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Mets at Braves
Mon, Sep 2 Final 5 to 13
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GAME 2
Mets at Braves
Tue, Sep 3 Final 1 to 3
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GAME 3
Mets at Braves
Wed, Sep 4 Final 5 to 2
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  +200   -110   7.5 
 ATL  -230   -110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  +220   -105   7.5 
 ATL  -260   -115   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  27%   7%   59% 
 ATL  73%   93%   41% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 5 Over: 18 
 ATL 13 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 4 Cover: +100 
 NYM 1 Under: 5 
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 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 3 Over: 8 
 NYM 5 Cover: +135 
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 Jul 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 4 Over: 11 
 NYM 7 Cover: +110 
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 Jul 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 8 Cover: +100 
 NYM 2 Over: 10 
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 Jul 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 1 Under: 5 
 NYM 4 Cover: +125 
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 Jul 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 2 Cover: +100 
 NYM 1 Under: 3 
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 Jun 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Cover: +165 
 ATL 3 Under: 7 
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 Jun 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 3 Over: 8 
 ATL 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 6 Cover: +165 
 ATL 1 Push: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Sep 3
 
    White Sox at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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