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Olivera's blast backs Wisler as Braves top Mets 6-2

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See what happens when Hector Olivera gets playing time? Something good might actually happen.

Olivera blasted a tiebreaking home run in the fifth inning to support a strong outing by Matt Wisler in a 6-2 win over the Mets.

David Wright's first-inning home run put the Mets in front early, and starter Logan Verrett held the Braves scoreless through four innings. Matt Wisler matched Verrett following the home run and in the fifth, Jace Peterson brought the Braves even with a home run to right. Michael Bourn reached on an infield single and Nick Markakis was intentionally walked with two outs for Olivera and...he hit the ball a long way.

Olivera's three-run homer gave the Braves a 4-1 lead and Wisler did the rest. Wisler set a new career high with eight strikeouts, departing after issuing his only walk of the game to Curtis Granderson leading off the eighth. Granderson eventually scored on Michael Cuddyer's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded, but the Mets advanced no further.

As insurance, Adonis Garcia doubled home two more runs in the ninth against whipping boy Tyler Clippard. Arodys Vizcaino retired the Mets in order to cap the win.

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Source: FanGraphs

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