NEW YORK (AP) With a little more help from his defense, David Hale could have dominated. Instead, the Atlanta Braves fumbled away a chance for a road sweep against an NL East rival.
Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted Atlanta 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game whitewash.
"You play that long you want to win, obviously. So yeah, that's rough, but it's part of it," left fielder Justin Upton said. "Something had to give and it gave their way. Nothing you can do about it."