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Braves surprise Mets

Matt Diaz was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in, as the Atlanta Braves dumped the New York Mets 8-3 on Monday night.

Atlanta won as +160 road underdogs as the game played over the 7-run total set by oddsmakers.

Casey Kotchman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Braves, while winning pitcher Derek Lowe gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings for Atlanta.

Omir Santos knocked in two runs for New York, as Johan Santana took the loss despite allowing no earned runs over 6 1-3 innings for the Mets.