Atlanta wins after wasting leads

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5:10 PM
Last updated 5:13 PM
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NEW YORK – Martin Prado homered off Ken Takahashi with one out in the 12th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 8-7 today after wasting three leads.

Gary Sheffield tied the score in the eighth with his second home run of the season and No. 501 of his career, and the Mets bounced back after trailing 2-0, 4-2 and 7-6. Fernando Tatis hit a grand slam for New York, which stranded the potential tying run at third in the 12th.

Before a crowd of 40,555, the largest at Citi Field since the April 13 opener, the Mets lost for just the second time on an eight-game homestand.

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