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Gee Surrenders Two Runs In Three Frames As Mets Edge Braves

Dillon Gee (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Dillon Gee (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP/CBSNewYork) — Dillon Gee allowed two runs on five hits in three innings as the Mets defeated an Atlanta Braves split-squad, 5-3, on Friday.

The projected No. 5 starter for New York struck out two and walked none as he concentrated on throwing his cutter to the Braves’ lefty-heavy lineup.

Atlanta starter Randall Delgado pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits. It was an improvement over his first start of the spring, in which he allowed four runs in one inning.

Shortstop Ronny Cedeno put the Mets up early with a two-run single, and Matt Den Dekker broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning.

Atlanta’s Martin Prado had two doubles among his three hits.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a hitless seventh inning.

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