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Braves Jump on Mets’ Bullpen for Sixth Straight Win

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Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth, and the National League East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the host Mets, 7-3, on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson exited early with a sore left hand, and the Braves were held scoreless by Noah Syndergaard for six innings. But they jumped all over the Mets’ bullpen for seven runs in the next two innings to match their longest winning streak of the season.

Looking to land the best playoff position possible, the Braves began the day a half-game ahead of N.L. West-leading Los Angeles for home-field advantage in a best-of-five division series. The Dodgers played at Arizona later.

The Mets’ captain, David Wright, was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list before the game but did not play. He was on the active roster for the first time since June 3, 2016.

“To say it’s a good feeling is an understatement,” Wright said before the game. “It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to put that jersey on tonight, for sure.”

Wright, 35, is scheduled to start at third base Saturday night against last-place Miami, a farewell game before he calls it a career. Fans in the small crowd chanted “We want David!” during the late innings.

Kurt Suzuki drove in two runs for the Braves, who trailed by 3-0 before rallying against Robert Gsellman (6-3) in the seventh. Acuna’s two-run single off Drew Smith gave Atlanta a 4-3 lead.

Dan Winkler (4-0) allowed a run in one inning for the win.

After the first pitch was delayed 32 minutes by rain, Michael Conforto hit an R.B.I. double off the top of the center-field fence for the Mets in the third. Jay Bruce followed with a run-scoring single off the rookie Touki Toussaint, who went five innings in his fifth major league start.

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B9 of the New York edition with the headline: With Wright Activated, the Mets Malfunction. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe

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