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Mets down Braves in 14

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning was the difference, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk against Gus Schlosser (0-1) to start the decisive frame and Ruben Tejada moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Eric Young Jr. was then intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.Granderson lofted the second pitch he saw to left field, and Justin Upton's throw came in just behind Nieuwenhuis."It was really good, any way to help the team win a ballgame," said Granderson. "That's what our ultimate goal is, to go up there and pick up W's."Schlosser took the loss despite holding New York hitless over 3 2/3 innings, while Jose Valverde (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 14th to earn his first win of the year. Prior to the game, Mets manager Terry Collins replaced Valverde at closer with Kyle Farnsworth.David Wright had f...

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