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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Naquin debuted with 2 home runs; Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Newly acquired Tyler Naquin made his home debut twice, Edwin Diaz recorded his first two-innings save as a pro and the New York Mets scored a crucial series debut on Thursday with the Atlanta Braves. defeated 6-4. NL East Club.

Pete Alonso and Daniel Vogelbach made it to the third inning for New York, extending their lead over the Braves to 4 1/2 games. Alonso, who opened the scoreboard with a single in the first innings, had three RBIs.

Naquin, acquired last Friday from the Cincinnati Reds, hit single homers in the second and sixth innings of Kyle Wright. He is the first player in Mets history to score a pair of home runs in his first home match.

Carlos Carrasco (12-4) extended his scoreless streak to 23 1/3 innings. This is the best episode of this type in his entire career.

But Michael Harris broke the spell with a single off the RBI with two outs, while Ronald Acuna Jr. followed with a two-run homer in the fifth.

Carrasco gave three runs and four hits in six innings, during which he scored a run and hit a six.

Mets-dominated Diaz took the mound to lead the eighth inning and needed just 11 pitches for Dansby Swanson, Matt Olsen and Austin Riley to retire. In the ninth, he received a single from Puerto Rico’s Eddie Rosario and threw a wild pitch.

But Diaz made sure his countrymen stayed there. He reached 24 saves in the campaign.

For the Braves, Venezuela’s Acua scored 4-1 with one run and two runs, Orlando Arcia 4-1 with a run. Puerto Rican Rosario 4-1. Dominican Marcel Ozuna 4-1.

For the Mets, Dominican starling Marte scored 4–1 with one run. Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor 2-0 with a run. Luis Guillorme of Venezuela 4-1.

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