Braves sweep Marlins, prepare to host Mets

AP photo by Wilfredo Lee / Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Harris II is congratulated by teammates after he hit a tying home run to lead off the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-1 road win against the Miami Marlins.

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves seem to have shaken off the disappointing results from their most recent encounter with the New York Mets, doing so in time for another round of matchups between the top two teams in the National League East Division.

The first-place Mets (75-40) are headed to Atlanta (70-46) - the division winner the past four seasons - for a four-game series at Truist Park that starts Monday. New York took two of three from the third-place Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend and is 16-4 since the All-Star break, a stretch that includes winning four of five against the Braves.

Reigning World Series champion Atlanta has recovered from that setback to win its past six games, including a four-game sweep of the host Miami Marlins in a weekend series.