In the first game of their four-game set, the Mets topped the Braves by the score of 4-3 in 11 innings.
The Mets jumped ahead in the second inning when Travis d’Arnaud ripped a two out double to left-center to make it 1-0. In the fourth, David Wright hit a solo homer to left field to increase New York’s advantage to 2-0.
The Mets’ bats went to sleep after that but Daisuke Matsuzaka worked around constant trouble early and wound up spinning seven shutout innings to keep the score 2-0 Mets heading into the eighth.
With a runner on third base and two outs in the top of the eighth, Josh Edgin relieved Vic Black and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Braves to cut the lead to 2-1. Jenrry Mejia was then summoned for a four-out save attempt and served up a game-tying double to Chris Johnson and a go-ahead single to Christian Bethancourt as the Braves went on top 3-2.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer to right that tied the game, 3-3.
After getting the benefit of an overturned call in the bottom of the ninth that put runners on first and second with none out, the Mets failed to score as the game headed to extra innings.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed seven shutout innings. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out three.
- Travis d’Arnaud drove an RBI double to left-center in the second.
- David Wright hit a solo homer to left in the fourth.
- Curtis Granderson hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth.
- Carlos Torres tossed two scoreless frames in relief.