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Mets Hit 3 Home Runs In 1st, Colon Coasts Past Braves 4-1

NEW YORK — Lucas Duda and the New York Mets gladly got into a game of home run derby with the Atlanta Braves.

David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Duda hit loud homers in the first inning as the Mets teed off to back Bartolo Colon, beating Atlanta 4-1 on Monday night for their ninth win in 10 games.

"Everybody kind of clicked together," Duda said.

The Mets' homer barrage came in a span of 16 pitches. The Braves have hit just five homers all season, by far the fewest in the majors for the team with the worst record in the big leagues.

A few weeks shy of his 43rd birthday, Colon (2-1) pitched eight scoreless innings. He coasted to his 220th career...

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