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Braves win another comeback thriller
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves' Johan Camargo celebrates with teammates hitting a walk-off home run to defeat the New York Mets 7-6 Tuesday, in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press

ATLANTA — For both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, this felt so familiar.

Another stunning, walk-off win for the Braves.

Another excruciating day for a Mets team that seems downright cursed.

Johan Camargo homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to give Atlanta a 7-6 win over the Mets, who squandered a pair of four-run leads and lost two more pitchers to injuries.

Camargo's liner off Gerson Bautista just cleared the right-field wall , the Braves' second walk-off homer in two days against their NL East rival.

"I knew who was pitching and how hard he throws," Camargo said through a translator. "As soon as I hit it, I thought it might have a chance."

Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Adrian Gonzalez also went deep for the Mets. But it wasn't enough for an injury-plagued squad that keeps losing key players.

Before the game, the Mets placed Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list with a strained ligament in his right index finger. Then, in an almost surreal development, fellow starter Steven Matz had to leave with discomfort in his left middle finger after throwing three scoreless innings while New York built a 4-0 lead .

Matz said he hurt his finger in the top of the fourth, when the bat flew out of his hand on a swing. He wound up doubling in that at-bat, but began to feel some pain in his finger while standing on second base. It didn't improve when he went back to the mound.

"It's real unfortunate," Matz said. "I know the bullpen has really been working their tails off, throwing a lot of innings. I was feeling really crisp out there. It's just frustrating. It really is. But there's nothing you can do."

X-rays were negative, but it's not known if the injury might affect Matz's next scheduled start.

The Mets were up 6-2 when the Braves rallied.

Nick Markakis had an RBI double in the seventh, and Atlanta put up three more runs in the eighth off Jacob Rhame. After pinch-hitter Preston Tucker hustled to beat out a potential double-play grounder with the bases loaded, bringing in a run, Ender Inciarte drove a two-run triple off the center-field fence to tie the game at 6 .

Bautista (0-1) got the first out in the ninth.

Camargo then brought the game to a sudden end.

Not that it was a surprise.

The first-place Braves have won eight games in their final at-bat — five in walk-off fashion. Their last three wins at SunTrust Park have all come on the final swing.

"A different guy again," Tyler Flowers said. "It was a tough game, but we just kept grinding. We gave ourselves a chance at the end of the game."

Dan Winkler (2-0) earned the win, working out of trouble after the first two hitters reached base in the ninth.

The first pitch was delayed 41 minutes by the threat of an approaching storm, the third straight game in the series to be delayed by inclement weather. The teams played a day-night doubleheader Monday that didn't end until around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.