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Mets take series opener against Braves behind long balls and Edwin Diaz

The Mets kicked off their five-game series with their divisional rival Atlanta Braves with a convincing 6-4 win, powered by the long ball, a solid outing from Carlos Carrasco and an electric six-out save from Edwin Diaz.

After a 1-2-3 first, Pete Alonso drove in the first run of the night on a line drive single into left that brought Starling Marte around from second.

After another perfect inning from Carrasco in the second, new Met Tyler Naquin homered on a 2-0 meatball from Braves starter Kyle Wright that landed in the bullpen in right-center.