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Tuesday, July 8 (All times Eastern)

Atlanta Braves (49-40) at New York Mets (40-49), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Julio Teheran (8-5, 2.29) New York - Jacob deGrom (1-5, 3.77)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves All-Star right-hander Julio Teheran tries to pitch his club back into the win column Tuesday in the second test of a four-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Braves have lost two in a row since winning nine straight and the NL East leaders hope Teheran can get them back on track. Teheran is 8-5 with a 2.29 earned run average and has won back-to-back starts, including last Wednesday's 3-1 win over these Mets. He limited New York to a run and four hits in seven innings.

Teheran has lasted at least seven innings in four straight starts and is 6-2 in his past eight decisions. He is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA in five games (4 starts) lifetime against the Mets.

Atlanta had a four-game road winning streak come to an end with Monday's 4-3 loss in 11 innings, as Ruben Tejada delivered an RBI single to win the game off Braves reliever Anthony Varvaro. Mike Minor pitched well in the start for the visitors, allowing two runs and two hits in seven innings.

"He battled, he kept us in the ball game," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Minor.

All-Star Freddie Freeman led the Braves with three hits and scored a run, while Chris Johnson and Christian Bethancourt had an RBI apiece during a three-run rally in the eighth inning. The Braves erased a 2-0 hole in the frame and Freeman scored on a wild pitch.

New York then tied the game on Curtis Granderson's solo homer in the bottom half and Juan Lagares later scored the winning run on Tejada's base hit.

Atlanta pounded out 12 hits, but went 1-for-11 with men in scoring position and left 11 on base. Andrelton Simmons had two hits and has recorded six straight multi-hit games.

David Wright homered and Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka threw seven scoreless innings in the no-decision. Carlos Torres picked up the win with two shutout innings of relief.

"We needed it bad because we had a very similar game down there in Atlanta that we lost," New York manager Terry Collins said.

The Mets took two of three from Texas to begin this 10-game homestand and have won nine of their last 14 games at Citi Field. They are 2-0-1 in the last three home series.

New York, which is now one win away from 4,000, has clubbed 21 home runs in the last 19 games. It has hit at least one homer (13 total) in seven straight games at home.

Taking the mound for the Mets Tuesday will be Jacob deGrom. He is just 1-5 with a 3.77 earned run average and is coming off last Wednesday's loss at Atlanta in which he gave up all three runs in a 3-1 setback in five innings of work.

DeGrom's last four starts have been on the road and he is 0-3 in four starts at Citi Field. The right-hander last pitched at Citi Field in a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee on June 11.

Atlanta is 6-4 against New York this season.

07/08 10:33:04 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
4th
MEM 80
UTA 93
 
4th
CHI 89
WAS 79
 
Half
DEN 55
MIL 51
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
 
2nd
MIZZ 37
AUB 37
 
Half
UGA 32
KENT 32
 
2nd
NW 31
MICH 41
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
2nd
UF 28
TEXAM 25
 
Half
KU 26
WVU 40
 
1st
CREI 29
VILL 27
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 3
 
3rd
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
2nd
ARI 0
ANA 2
 
1st
VAN 0
SJS 0