New York Mets overcome injuries and beat the Atlanta Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) – The emerging James McCann broke a scoreless tie with a seventh-inning double, Tomás Nido had three hits and the New York Mets overcame injuries to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was drilled square in the nose by a 95 mph pitch from Jacob Webb, leading to a run to the plate. Pillar fell to the ground with blood pouring from his nose.

Some Braves players, including Webb, were shocked at the grotesque image. Pillar was able to walk off the pitch, covering his face with towels. Members of the grounds crew worked to cover up blood left in the batter’s box area as the Braves made a pitching change. The New York Mets did not immediately report on Pillar’s status.

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New York Mets starter Taijuan Walker allowed a hit in three scoreless innings before leaving the game with a sore left side. Sean Reid-Foley (1-0) did not allow a hit in three innings of labor. Edwin Diaz walked Freddie Freeman with one out in the ninth inning before making his sixth save.

Austin riley Shooting home run in the eighth off Trevor May for Atlanta’s only run. Braves starter Max Fried (1-2) came out of the game after allowing Nido a double to open the seventh inning. McCann broke the tie with his two-corner hit to left field off Webb. For the Mets, Puerto Ricans Tomás Nido 4-3 with two runs scored; Johneshwy Fargas 3-1 with an RBI; Francisco Lindor 3-0.

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The Dominican Jonathan Villar 5-1. Venezuelan José Peraza 5-0. For the Braves, Venezuelans Ronald Acuña Jr. 4-0; Ehire Adrianza 1-0; Pablo Sandoval 1-0. Dominican Marcell Ozuna 4-0. Cuban Guillermo Heredia 3-1.

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