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After long rain delay, Atlanta Braves fall to Mets 7-2
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New York Mets' Kevin Plawecki (22) scores on a base hit by teammate Bartolo Colon as Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, right, waits for the throw in the third inning of Thursday's game in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore | Associated Press

Braves vs. Mets

When: 7:35 p.m. tonight

Where: Turner Field, Atlanta

On TV: Fox Sports South

ATLANTA — Bartolo Colon’s shutout streak ended at 31 innings while he won his fourth straight start, pitching the streaking New York Mets past the reeling Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Thursday night.

Kevin Plawecki and Juan Uribe each drove in three runs for New York, which has won four in a row to increase its NL East lead to 7½ games over Washington.

In a game that started 2 hours, 20 minutes late because of rain, Colon (14-11) allowed seven hits, two runs, one walk and struck out two in 6 2-3 innings.

The 42-year-old Colon, who added an RBI single in the fourth, led 4-0 before Jace Peterson’s RBI triple and Andrelton Simmons’ single in the seventh.

Atlanta, which has lost 21 of 24 overall, dropped its ninth straight at home to match the franchise’s longest skid and worst since the 1988 team started 0-9 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

All-Star Shelby Miller (5-14) saw his winless streak reach 21 straight starts.

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