Austin Riley hits a home run to help the Braves defeat the Mets

In the first game of a four-game series, the visiting Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 7-0 thanks to three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs from Austin Riley.

On an 11-game road trip that lasted all season, the Braves improved to 4-4. The Mets have a 2-8 record this month.

For the Braves, who collected hits from every starter but Ronald Acuna Jr. and Orlando Arcia, Eddie Rosario had two singles and three RBIs. Travis d’Arnaud finished with two hits, while Ozzie Albies got a single with an RBI.





In five innings, Charlie Morton (11-10) earned the victory after giving up three hits, walking a career-high seven people, and striking out four people.

For the Mets, Mark Vientos got two singles, but they left 14 runners on base.

Tylor Megill (6-6) suffered the defeat after pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and one walk while striking out three.

In each of the first three innings against Morton, the Mets left two runners on the field before the Braves, who had not advanced a runner past first against Megill during that time, scored three times.

Riley doubled with one out, but when Matt Olson blooped a single to left, Riley was forced to stay at second. Marcell Ozuna reached on an infield single that stayed just fair up the third base line after d’Arnaud flied out. Ozuna scored when center fielder Brandon Nimmo made a mistake trying to field Rosario’s two-run single.

Before Acuna Jr. walked, Michael Harris II singled to start the fifth inning and advanced to second on a passed ball. Albies’ single allowed Harris II to score, while Riley’s sacrifice fly allowed Acuna Jr. to score after moving up to third on Albies’ hit.

When Rosario doubled with one out to score after d’Arnaud singled to start the sixth, Megill was out of the game. Riley hit a home run off Jimmy Yacabonis in the eighth inning with two outs.