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Young’s Big Day Leads Mets Past Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton’s two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.

The Mets broke a 4-all tie in the seventh. Luis Avilan (1-1) gave up a leadoff single to Daniel Murphy, who scored on a two-out single by Juan Lagares off Gus Schlosser. Murphy drove in three runs with three hits.

Carlos Torres (2-0) allowed only one hit in two scoreless innings. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.

Led by Young, the Mets stole five bases. Young also used his speed to lead off a two-run third inning with a bunt single.

Upton drove in three runs with three hits. Older brother B.J. Upton hit a triple after receiving pregame batting tips from former Braves star Chipper Jones.

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