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Rapid Reaction: Mets 3, Braves 2

NEW YORK -- Make it 10 wins in a row for the New York Mets!

Lucas Duda delivered a tiebreaking, opposite-field RBI single against Jim Johnson in the eighth and the Amazin’s beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, Wednesday at Citi Field.

The winning streak is the franchise’s longest since also recording 10 straight victories in July 2008.

The Mets (12-3) improved to 9-0 at home, extending their franchise record to begin a season.

They twice overcame one-run deficits thanks to Wilmer Flores.

Jeurys Familia notched his MLB-leading seventh save.

Flo charting: The red-hot Flores twice pulled the Mets even.

With the Mets trailing 1-0 in the second, Eric Campbell produced a leadoff double against Braves starter Eric Stults and scored on Flores' one-out single. And with the Mets trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Flores homered against Cody Martin to again even the score.

Flores has three homers and seven RBIs during his current five-game hitting streak.

Taking the fifth: Dillon Gee made a strong case that he merits remaining the fifth starter even with Rafael Montero's return from the minors looming.

Gee limited the Braves to two runs on eight hits and one intentional walk in seven innings in a 102-pitch no-decision. He struck out three batters.

A.J. Pierzynski doubled and scored from second base on Andrelton Simmons' single in the second inning against Gee, on a play the Mets unsuccessfully challenged. Ex-Met Eric Young Jr. tripled and scored on Alberto Callaspo's sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Barring a meltdown in an appearance Thursday for Triple-A Las Vegas, Montero is due to be promoted to start Tuesday in Miami. That is designed to give the other starters an extra day of rest. The Mets will not continue with a six-man rotation, however. So Mets officials will need to decide whether Gee or Montero remains in the rotation.

Buddy love: Buddy Carlyle bailed the Mets out of an eighth-inning jam to preserve a tie score. After Sean Gilmartin walked consecutive batters with two outs, Carlyle entered and coaxed an inning-ending popout from pinch hitter Jonny Gomes.

What’s next: Bartolo Colon (3-0, 2.25 ERA) opposes right-hander Julio Teheran (2-0, 3.71) at 1:10 p.m. ET in Thursday’s series finale. The Mets will be bidding to match the franchise record with their 11th straight win. They have accomplished that feat four times -- in 1969, ’72, ’86 and ’90.