Washington Nationals Defeat New York Mets –

The Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 5-4 in 10 innings.  The Nationals won the game on a wild pitch in the bottom of the tenth.  New York came from behind and scored three runs in the top of the ninth but could not hold the lead.  Mattheus picked up the win and is 3-1 on the year.  Niese started for New York and pitched seven strong innings allowing only three hits and one earned run.  Niese had eight strikeouts and did not allow a walk.  The New York Mets have lost five consecutive games and are 46-44 on the year.  Washington is 52-36 this season and are in first place in the National League East.

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Jim Sutliff

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