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Sensational Simmons helps Braves hang on for 3-2 win over Mets

NEW YORK -- Julio Teheran got the decision Wednesday, but Braves shortstop supreme Andrelton Simmons won the game. Simmons made an extraordinary play to end the eighth inning and prevent the tying run from scoring in a 3-2 Braves win against the Mets at Citi Field. With a runner at third base and two out, Travis d'Arnaud hit a sharp ground ball that first looked like it would get through the hole between third base and shortstop. But Simmons not only got to the ball, he fielded it, leaped into the air and made a strong, one-bounce throw that first baseman Freddie Freeman scooped for the third out. Simmons was five to six steps into the outfield, with his momentum carrying him away from...

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