Flushing, NY – The Atlanta Braves were determined to avoid game losing streak this season.
Chris Schwinden (0-1), who was making his major-league debut for the Mets, surrendered five runs on eight hits over five frames.
Tim Byrdak relieved Ryota Igarashi in the top of the eighth inning after the latter loaded the bases with two outs. On his fifth pitch, Byrdak plunked Michael Bourn to force in a run before Jones struck out swinging.
The first inning proved to be taxing for both starting pitchers as the teams combined for seven runs -- all coming with two outs.
Freeman doubled home Jones and Dan Uggla, then scored on an infield single by Prado to put Atlanta up 3-0.
New York seized the lead on Bay's fourth career grand slam. Lucas Duda kept the frame alive with a single, and David Wright stroked a double before Angel Pagan walked in front of Bay's blast to left-center.
Atlanta tied the game in the third when Jones led off by driving his 16th home run of the season to right field. Three consecutive two-out singles produced the go-ahead run later in the inning, with Freeman scoring on Jason Heyward's blooper to center.
The Braves and Mets are playing a doubleheader as a makeup for two games that were postponed on August 27-28 due to Hurricane Irene...Jones matched Carl Yastrzemski for 33rd place all-time in home runs (452)...Schwinden went 8-8 with a 3.95 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A Buffalo...Kimbrel has not been scored upon in his last 37 appearances.