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HR: NYM - A. Brown (6),L. Duda (12) ATL - F. Freeman (19)
Recap:Andrew Brown and Lucas Duda each homered to back Dillon Gee , who went seven strong innings and continued his mastery as the New York Mets beat the NL East- leading Atlanta Braves 5-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Gee (11-9) has lasted at last six innings in 13 straight starts and has set career highs with 28 games started and 173 1/3 innings. He has a chance to reach 200 innings.
Freddie Freeman hit a solo homer for the Braves off Newly acquired Vic Black in the eighth. The Braves who had won eight of nine before dropping one to the Mets. B.J. Upton added an RBI in the fifth.
Kameron Loe, 33-43 in nine seasons with Texas, Milwaukee, Seattle, the Cubs and Braves, had pitched only in relief since making his last start with Texas in 2007. He was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and struggled in every inning against the Mets.
Loe (0-2), allowed five runs on 11 hits while walking three over 4 1/3 innings.
LaTroy Hawkins tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.
The Braves went 10-9 against the Mets this season ... Gee improved to 4-4 lifetime against Atlanta ... The Braves were trying for their 13th series sweep of the season ... Atlanta went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven, while New York went 3-for-11 with RISP and left 11 men on ... The Mets had 12 hits, compared to seven for the Braves.