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Mets salvage split with 7-4 win
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New York Mets' John Buck hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, in New York. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — Now that Tim Hudson is out for the season, the Atlanta Braves know they'll need to rely on some pretty young pitchers in the starting rotation. Alex Wood gave them all he had Thursday, but that wasn't enough against the New York Mets. John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat the first-place Braves for the second time in seven major league starts, sending New York to a 7-4 victory.