ATLANTA - Ruben Tejada had four RBIs, Lucas Duda homered off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning and the New York Mets slowed the Atlanta Braves' wild-card bid with a 7-5 victory Sunday.
Atlanta, which began the day with a 4½-game lead over St. Louis in the NL wild-card standings, lost two of three to the Mets, who arrived with a six-game losing streak. New York went 6-4 at Atlanta this year, its first winning record at Turner Field since 2008.
Tejada put the Mets ahead 4-1 with a three-run double in the four-run fourth. After pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino's bases-loaded walk in the eighth against Jonny Venters (6-2) tied it at 5, Tejada singled to put the Mets ahead for good. Duda's homer was just the second this year off Kimbrel, the NL saves leader.