Mets 4, Braves 3: After Struggling Against R.A. Dickey, the Mets Rally Late


Travis Taijeron, center, after hitting a game-ending single in the ninth inning to give the Mets a win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

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Travis Taijeron singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Mets rallied late to beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, at Citi Field.

The Mets were stymied by the 42-year-old knuckleballer R. A. Dickey much of the night and trailed, 3-0, in the seventh before he surrendered a two-run homer to Kevin Plawecki. Asdrubal Cabrera tied the score with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

A.J . Minter (0-1) allowed a leadoff single in the ninth to Plawecki, who was replaced by pinch-runner Juan Lagares. Dominic Smith walked but Minter struck out Amed Rosario, who failed to bunt the runners over.

Taijeron, who struck out his previous two times up, hit a line drive over the head of left fielder Jace Peterson to win the game. Jeurys Familia (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth inning to gain the victory.

Dickey, who won the National League’s Cy Young Award…

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