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The shorthanded Mets leapfrogged over Florida into third place after a win in Atlanta

Updated: June 15, 2011, 12:31 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- The New York Mets had not occupied any position higher than fourth place in the National League East standings since the season's opening homestand, when the Colorado Rockies began a four-game sweep at Citi Field and the Mets were early in a seven-game losing streak.

That changed Tuesday night, when the Mets leapfrogged the Florida Marlins in the standings and moved into third place.

And while a 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves, coupled with Florida's fourth straight ...

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