Mets nip Braves after Brett Baty homers in first MLB at-bat

ATLANTA — Brett Baty needed only one swing to announce his major league arrival Wednesday night.

The product of that swing, Baty’s first in the majors, was a ball that disappeared for a home run over the right-field fence at Truist Park, bringing with it a hope the Mets have a rookie who can contribute to this pennant race and beyond.

As debuts go, Baty crushed it. He became just the fifth player in franchise history to homer in his first major league at-bat, helping the Mets to a much-needed 9-7 victory over the Braves.

Brett Baty is mobbed by Mets teammate after hitting a homer in his first big-league at-bat in the Amazin's 9-7 win over the Braves.
Brett Baty is mobbed by Mets teammate after hitting a homer in his first big-league at-bat in the Amazin’s 9-7 win over the Braves.
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Starling Marte homered twice and Francisco Lindor hit another to lead the Mets’ 14-hit attack.

After producing one run combined in losing the first two games of this series, the Mets homered four times Wednesday as they snapped their skid and moved 4 ½ games ahead of the Braves in the NL East.

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