On Monday, the New York Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves in a doubleheader of games. The first of those games featured the Braves routing the home team 9-2. Three players had two RBIs in the latest win, including catcher Tyler Flowers and third baseman Rio Ruiz. Here's the latest Braves vs. Mets recap including top players, statistics, a standings update, and the next scheduled game for each of the teams.

MLB game recap

The Atlanta Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a 369-foot home run from Ozzie Albies. In the sixth inning, Atlanta extended that lead to 4-0 with Nick Markakis hitting a double to score two runners, and Rio Ruiz's sac fly to drive in Albies.

The Braves would continue to add runs for the duration of the game, including a Trevor Flowers 400-foot home run in the eighth inning with Markakis on base.

Flowers achieved his 12th home run of the season today, while Albies recorded his fifth. Markakis picked up his 74th RBI of the season in the game, while Adams collected his 64th.

The New York Mets managed just two runs all game. They both came in the bottom of the seventh inning as Tomas Nido hit a double to left field off Dan Winkler scoring Phillip Evans and Juan Laggers. That's all the runs that the home team could manage on just six hits for the game.

Lucas Sims picked up today's win in the first game to move to 3-5 for the Braves. He worked 6.2 innings and struck out six batters in his time on the mound.

New York's Chris Flexen took the loss and is now 3-5 after striking out four batters in five innings of work. The two teams were set to meet for the second game of a doubleheader on Monday night.

Standings & what's next

The Atlanta Braves are now 71-84 overall with a 34-40 record on the road. As of this report, the Braves were losing 2-0 to the Mets in the second game of their Monday doubleheader.

R.A. Dickey (10-10, 4.32 ERA) will get the start on Tuesday when the Braves challenge New York again at 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The New York Mets dropped to 66-90 on the season while they hold a 34-44 record at their home stadium. The team was participating in a doubleheader with the Mets as of this report. On Tuesday, they'll host the Braves again with Rafael Montero (5-11) on the mound for the night game.

Neither team is currently a factor in the MLB wild card race as the Braves are 12.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second of two Wild Card spots with three other teams ahead of them. The Mets are 18 games out of the spot, as of this report.