Johnson caps Mets' comeback for 6-4 win over Braves

New York Mets' Kelly Johnson watches his RBI double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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ATLANTA (AP) Kelly Johnson's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in New York's four-run eighth inning, and the Mets rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.

Curtis Granderson, who hit a two-run homer in the sixth, had a run-scoring single to tie the game. Johnson's double down the right-field line off rookie right-hander Maurico Cabrera drove in Asdrubal Cabrera.

Johnson was traded from Atlanta to the Mets on June 8 and has twice made the Braves pay for the move. His 11th-inning, pinch-hit homer gave the Mets a 1-0 win over Atlanta on June 25.

Julio Teheran and the Braves led 4-0 after five innings.

The surging Mets lead St. Louis by percentage points in the race for the second NL wild card and were right behind San Francisco, which played later at Arizona.