April 27, 1976: Boisclair's Double in 9th

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Date: April 27, 1976
Mets starter: Jerry Koosman
Mets: 6
Braves: 5
Winning pitcher: Tom Hall
Key player(s): Bruce Boisclair, John Milner, Dave Kingman
Key play: Kingman's homer, Milner's single, Boisclair's double

The Mets and Braves played on a Tuesday afternoon at Shea Stadium. After falling behind by four runs, the Mets battled back in the late innings. Bruce Boisclair's ninth-inning double capped the comeback for a 6-5 Mets win.

The Braves scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning. In the fourth, they increased their lead to 4-0 on Cito Gaston's run-scoring single and Vic Correll's two-run homer off Mets' starter Jerry Koosman. The Mets got a run in the bottom of the inning on Ed Kranepool's sacrifice fly to score Felix Millan.

Atlanta added a run in the sixth and Koosman was replaced by reliever Hank Webb. In the seventh, Dave Kingman homered off Braves' starter Carl Morton. The Mets scored again in the eighth when Millan's single brought home Mike Phillips to make it a 5-3 game.

Reliever Tom Hall retired the Braves in order in the top of the ninth. Kingman started the bottom half of the inning with a single off Atlanta reliever Pablo Torrealba. With one out, Jerry Grote singled before Bud Harrelson flied out to center field. With the Mets down to their final out, John Milner came up to pinch-hit for Hall.

Milner singled off Torrealba to score pinch-runner John Stearns. Boisclair followed with a double to right field that brought home Grote and Milner with the tying and winning runs. The Mets had an exciting come-from-behind victory.