QUEENS— Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead homer and the New York Mets used a surprising power surge to rally from five runs down Sunday, beating the Atlanta Braves 10-8 for their biggest comeback victory of the season.
Darrell Ceciliani launched his first major league home run, and Dilson Herrera also had a solo shot in the fourth inning. Travis d’Arnaud’s two-run drive off reliever Brandon Cunniff trimmed the deficit to 8-7 in the fifth, and New York took its first lead in the sixth.
Pinch-hitter Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson singled before Lagares pulled a 1-2 breaking ball from Luis Avilan (2-2) into the left-field stands.
Sean Gilmartin (1-0) worked two hitless innings for his first career win, striking out three. New father Jeurys Familia got four outs for his 19th save in 20 tries, aided by Herrera’s sensational play at second base to end the eighth.