Austin Riley homered, Max Fried won his third straight decision and the Atlanta Braves won 5-2 on Monday.
Travis d™Arnaud had three hits and three RBIs against his old team. Fried (3-2) focused after a rocky start and outplayed Chris Bassitt (3-2), who took the loss.
Mark Canha hit his first home run for the division-leading Mets (16-8) playing without manager Buck Showalter, who was banned for one game because Major League Baseball determined New York Cuban reliever Yoan Lopez had deliberately thrown toward Philadelphia slugger Kyle Schwarber the night before.
Lopez, who is part of Triple-A Syracuse’s roster, received a three-game ban that will begin when he returns to the active major league roster.
Riley got the Braves (11-3) going in the sixth inning with a single. One out later, Ozzie Albies grounded out a single and d’Arnaud sent Bassitt’s slider into right field for a tying double.
Adam Duvall’s sacrifice fly put Atlanta up 3-2 and d’Arnaud added a two-run double in the eighth.
Fried worked six innings in which he allowed two runs and four hits and struck out six. Kenley Jansen kept his perfect record with his seventh save on his new team.