ATLANTA (AP) - Lucas Duda had three hits, including a home run, and Andrew Brown added a towering two-run shot to lead Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Gee (11-9) cruised after he was given a 5-0 lead in the third. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits in seven innings.
Freddie Freeman homered off Mets reliever Vic Black with two outs in the eighth.
The Mets had 12 hits, including 11 in only 4 1-3 innings against Kameron Loe (0-2), who made his first start in the majors since 2007. He filled in for Julio Teheran, who was given a rest - a possible sign of things to come this month as the Braves move closer to the postseason.
Schafer removed from Braves lineup with sore quad
ATLANTA (AP) - Jordan Schafer has been removed from the Braves' lineup against the Mets due to a left quadriceps contusion.
B.J. Upton has replaced Schafer in Wednesday's lineup and will hit leadoff and play center field. Schafer fouled a ball off his left leg in his pinch-hit appearance in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over New York.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is resting shortstop Andrelton Simmons, third baseman Chris Johnson and catcher Brian McCann Wednesday. Paul Janish is starting at shortstop, Elliot Johnson is at third base and Gerald Laird is catching.
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