The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday evening in the final outing of a four-game National League East set at Truist Park. The second place Braves took that series 3-1 and are now back to three and a half games behind the division-leading Mets.

The Braves got on the board during the bottom of the third inning on an RBI double by Dansby Swanson and an RBI single from Austin Riley. The Mets tied the game up at 2-2 with a two-run homer by Mark Canha during the top of the fifth. Michael Harris II had an RBI double in the seventh which scored Vaughn Grissom and put the home team back on top.

Max Fried was credited with the win for Atlanta after giving up two runs and four hits, walking none, and striking out six in seven innings. Kenley Jansen picked up the save. Jacob deGrom took the loss for New York.

The Braves improved to 73-47 on the 2022 season with that crucial win. The defending champions will host the Houston Astros this weekend in a rematch of the ’21 World Series. First pitch of tonight’s series opener is scheduled for 7:20 pm. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.