Thefinally beat the at Citi Field, breaking a 12-game home losing streak dating back to last season. Woohoo!
threw 5.1 shaky innings, allowing three runs on 12 baserunners, including a solo home run by Anthony Rendon. At least two Nationals reached base in five of the six innings he started. He was fortunate to allow just three runs. Luckily, the Mets' bullpen pitched much better, as , , and combined to throw 3.2 scoreless innings, striking out five in the process. Torres induced a double play off the bat of in the sixth inning to preserve a 4-3 Mets lead. Mejia notched his 26th save in 29 opportunities.
The Mets' biggest blow came in the first inning, when three runs scored on a bases loaded double by Travis d'Arnaud against Nats starter Gio Gonzalez. TdA was credited with two RBI, and the third run scored on an error by Nats catcher Wilson Ramos. Lucas Duda was a dead duck on a play at the plate, but he managed to jar the ball loose of Ramos's grasp while sliding into home. The Nats tied the game 3-3 by the fifth inning, butbroke the deadlock with an RBI double in the bottom half of the fifth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish.
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