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Nationals Defeat Mets 9-7 in 10

Aaron Barrett fanned two in relief as Washington halted any shot of a late rally to beat New York, 9-7 in 10 innings. The Nationals pitching staff combined to strikeout 18 batters in the victory.

With the score tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth and the Mets up to bat, Juan Lagares hit a solo home run off reliever Tyler Clippard. Again tied 5-5 in the top of the 10th, the Nationals took the lead for good when Jayson Werth came home on a sacrifice fly. Then Anthony Rendon went deep off reliever John Lannan, scoring Adam LaRoche and Jose Lobaton to make it 9-5.

Stephen Strasburg (0-0) pitched six innings and picked up a no-decision while giving up four runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Barrett (1-0) picked up his first win of the season after one inning of work, striking out two and walking no one. Jeurys Familia (0-1) picked up the loss after pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up two runs on two hits with one strikeout and no walks. Rendon was impressive at the plate for the Nationals, going 2 for 5 with a double, a home run, a run, and four RBIs. LaRoche also had great output, going 1 for 3 with a home run, three runs, two RBIs, and two walks. David Wright went 3 for 5 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs in the loss.

The Nationals will face the Mets again Wednesday at Citi Field at 7:10 PM EDT.

Nationals Pitching
A+97.0A. Barrett1.00.000.0002011
A95.9D. Storen1.00.000.0002011
C+78.5S. Strasburg6.06.001.175102102
D+69.4T. Clippard1.09.001.0011014
D64.3J. Blevins1.018.002.0013125

Nationals Offense
A95.5A. Rendon2B5211401
A94.0A. LaRoche1B3131220
B+89.6N. McLouthPH0000010
B+87.2D. SpanCF4100210
B+87.0J. LobatonC2110000
B84.8D. EspinosaPH1000010
B82.3B. HarperLF4100012
C+77.0I. DesmondSS4130101
C-70.0J. WerthRF5110002
D+69.0R. Zimmerman3B5100002
D64.0W. RamosC3000001

Mets Pitching
A97.0J. Valverde1.10.000.0003016
B-81.5D. Gee6.25.400.90452100
F56.8B. Parnell1.09.003.0021125
F56.4J. Familia0.227.003.0021022
F55.3J. Lannan0.154.006.001018
F55.0S. Rice0.00014
F55.0C. Torres0.00014

Mets Offense
A+99.0D. Wright3B5321201
A95.5J. LagaresCF4231111
B+88.5A. BrownLF4111302
C+77.9I. Davis1B2000010
C73.0T. d'ArnaudC3010012
C72.7R. TejadaSS4100002
C-70.0O. Quintanill2B1000001
D+67.0L. Duda1B2000001
F59.0E. Young2B4000104
F56.0C. GrandersonRF5000003

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