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Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

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NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.

The Mets extended their longest winning streak since a 10-game run in 2008. The team record is 11 in row, last done in 1990.

Curtis Granderson drove in four runs and Jonathon Niese (2-0) pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, helping the Mets stretch the best home start in club history to 8-0 at Citi Field.

A highly regarded prospect, Plawecki got two hits, scored twice and threw out a runner trying to advance on a ball in the dirt.

Plawecki was promoted from Triple-A earlier in the day to replace catcher Travis d’Arnaud, out for at least three weeks after breaking a finger when he was hit by a pitch Sunday.