Result: The Mets beat the Braves, 3-2, in Tuesday’s series opener.
Need to Know: Dillon Gee had a solid outing, allowing two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. Juan Lagares collected a pair of hits, including a two-run homer in the fourth inning to put the Mets in front for good. Ruben Tejada drove in a run in the second inning with a single. Travis d’Arnaud doubled and scored two runs. Jeurys Familia came on in relief in the seventh with the tying run aboard and escaped without further damage. Familia allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings. Jenrry Mejia closed the door for his 19th save of the year. The Mets won with both David Wright and Daniel Murphy getting the night off.
Game ball: Lagares, who continues to play stellar defense, and has now homered twice in three games.
What’s Next: Zack Wheeler (9-8, 3.48) gets the start Wednesday night against the Braves opposite Julio Teheran (12-9, 2.96). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.