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Acuña, Rosario lead Braves past Mets 9-6 in NL East showdown

Acuña, Rosario lead Braves past Mets 9-6 in NL East showdown
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By The Associated Press
yesterday | NEW YORK
By The Associated Press Aug. 05, 2022 | 10:30 PM | NEW YORK
Ronald Acuña Jr. got four hits and robbed Pete Alonso of a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves built a big early lead and beat the New York Mets 9-6 to rebound quickly in their NL East showdown.

Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the second to help the Braves chase ineffective starter Taijuan Walker and open an 8-0 cushion. Rookie center fielder Michael Harris II also went deep and threw out a runner at the plate.

William Contreras added a solo homer for the Braves, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the year. The last team to go this deep into a season without a three-game skid was the 2001 Seattle Mariners.

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. hits a single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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