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Final Score: Mets 6, Nationals 5—Back and forth

The long ball aided the Mets in the first half of their doubleheader

MLB: Game One-New York Mets at Washington Nationals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets defeated the Washington Nationals in a nailbiter in the first game of a doubleheader this afternoon, 6-5. The game started off as a laffer, but devolved into yet another tense match up between the Mets and Nats.

The scoring got off to a quick start, with an Asdrubal Cabrera three-run home run putting the Mets on the board quickly. In the third inning, Wilmer Flores continued his hot weekend by adding a two-run shot off starter Erick Fedde, putting the Mets up 5-0.

Tommy Milone started for the Mets, and he kept the Nats off the board for the first four innings, striking out five and walking just one. But in the fifth, Milone got into trouble, and was chased from the game with one out in the inning after giving up a run-scoring single by Wilmer Difo. Former Met Alejandro De Aza doubled in a run in the sixth, followed up by a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly, to bring Washington within two.

In the seventh inning, Michael Taylor doubled off of Paul Sewald to bring in the fourth run of the day for the Nats. One batter later, De Aza struck again, hitting a sacrifice fly that tied the game.

Amed Rosario hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth that put the Mets up again, this time for good. AJ Ramos secured the win with a six out save.

Full recap to follow.

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