Atlanta Braves defeat New York Mets, 7-6

ATLANTA - Surely you didn't expect the final week would be a drama-free prelude to the postseason, did you?

The Mets failed to protect a two-run lead over the final three innings and lost to the Braves, 7-6, Sunday at Turner Field.

With Milwaukee's win in Cincinnati, the Mets' wild-card lead was sliced to 1-1/2 games - two in the loss column - over the Brewers. The Mets (86-69) begin a season-ending seven-game home stand tonight against the Cubs, who already have cli...