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Friday's Mets-Braves lineups

Here are the lineups for Friday's series opener against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. The Mets will attempt to avoid falling 11 games under .500 for the first time this early in a season since they were 14-28 on May 24, 1993.

Mets

Daniel Murphy, 2b

Rick Ankiel, cf

David Wright, 3b

Lucas Duda, lf

Marlon Byrd, rf

John Buck, c

Ike Davis, 1b

Ruben Tejada, ss

Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Braves

Andrelton Simmons, ss

Jason Heyward, rf

Justin Upton, lf

Freddie Freeman, 1b

Brian McCann, c

Dan Uggla, 2b

Juan Francisco, 3b

B.J. Upton, cf

Kris Medlen, rhp