Braves outlast Mets 8-7 in 12 innings

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NEW YORK (AP) - Martin Prado homered off Ken Takahashi with one
out in the 12th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York
Mets 8-7 Wednesday after wasting three leads.

Gary Sheffield tied the score in the eighth with his second home
run of the season and No. 501 of his career, and the Mets bounced
back after trailing 2-0, 4-2 and 7-6. Fernando Tatis hit a grand
slam for New York, which stranded the potential tying run at third
in the 12th.

Before a crowd of 40,555, the largest at Citi Field since the
April 13 opener, the Mets lost for just the second time on an
eight-game homestand.