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Mets finish long series with win
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New York Mets' David Wright (5) is greeted at the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, on Thursday, in Atlanta. The home run was Wright's second of the game. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — David Wright hit two solo homers, New York's bullpen pitched five-plus scoreless innings and the Mets overcame an injury to starter Jonathon Niese in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Niese left the game in the fourth with left shoulder discomfort and the Mets trailing 3-2, but the Mets' bullpen shut down Atlanta for the next 5 2-3 innings. Closer Bobby Parnell earned his 11th save in 14 chances by facing the minimum in the ninth, retiring Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton on groundouts and B.J. Upton on a lineout.