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Braves beat Mets 4-1 before Max Fried, 2 relievers, worked 8 2/3 no-hit innings before J.D. Martinez spoiled HR bid


of Atlanta Max Fried and two relievers combined for 8 2/3 innings of no-hitters to spoil the bid as New York's JD Martinez beat the Mets 4-1 on Saturday.

Fried opened with seven no-hit innings and Joe Jimenez drew a pair of walks in the eighth inning before Raisel Iglesias retired the first two batters of the ninth. Martinez reached just over the right field wall on the next pitch to Iglesias, who walked Jeff McNeil and allowed an infield single to Harrison Bader before retiring Brett Batty on a fly out to center.

The Braves had not thrown a no-hitter since Kent Marker's gem against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 8, 1994. The no-hitter streak is the fourth-longest in the majors.

The Braves have the second-most wins and second-lowest ERA in baseball since 1994, a span in which Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Schmoltz made the team.

Fried walked three over the first seven innings, throwing 109 pitches, one shy of his career high. The 30-year-old left-hander retired the first eight batters before issuing consecutive walks to Thomas Nido and Brandon Nimmo. He then went 11 straight before walking Pete Alonso with one out in the seventh.

Martinez followed and came closest — at the time — to ending the no-hit bid with a fly to deep center, where Michael Harris II stepped back and caught the ball at the wall. Fried struck out Jeff McNeil to end the seventh and was done for the day.

Orlando Arcia had three hits, including a two-run homer and an RBI single for Atlanta.

Rookie right-hander Christian Scott (0-1), making his first home start for the Mets, gave up three runs and struck out eight in six-plus tough innings.

Reporting by the Associated Press.

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