Freeman drives in 5 runs off bench, Braves stun Mets 6-3

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Freddie Freeman broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run homer after driving in two as a pinch hitter in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves stunned the Mets 6-3 Wednesday night in the finale of New York’s rough homestand.

David Wright had a tying, two-out single off Brandon Cuniff in the seventh after the Braves scored three times in the top half to take a 3-2 lead. But closer Jeurys Familia failed in the ninth as the NL East leaders finished 3-6 on their penultimate set at Citi Field.

New York stayed 6 1/2 games in front of second-place Washington, whose 4-3 loss to Baltimore trimmed the Mets’ magic number to five for clinching the division title.

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