NEW YORK— Rookie right-hander Matt Wisler stopped his nine-start winless drought and the Atlanta Braves stalled the New York Mets’ push toward the NL East title with a 6-2 victory Tuesday night.
David Wright homered as the Mets lost for the fifth time in seven games. They held their 6 1/2-game lead over Washington, whose loss to Baltimore cut New York Mets’ magic number to six for clinching the division.
Down 4-1, the Mets loaded the bases with one out in the eighth. Edwin Jackson, Atlanta’s fourth pitcher of the inning, gave up a sacrifice fly to pinch-hitter Michael Cuddyer and got Wilmer Flores on a grounder to protect the lead.
Pinch-hitter Adonis Garcia lined a two-out, two-run double in the ninth off Mets reliever Tyler Clippard.