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Braves sink Mets

The Atlanta Braves opened their four-game series with a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets Thursday night at Turner Field.

Atlanta took the game as -200 favorites, but the eight runs went UNDER the night’s posted over/under (9).

Garret Anderson led the Braves with three hits, including a solo home run. Manny Acosta tossed one inning of relief for the win, and Rafael Soriano closed out the ninth with his 13th save.

Gary Sheffield drove in one run and scored another for the Mets. Pedro Feliciano allowed the winning run in taking the loss on the mound.