Nationals Edge Mets 5-4, Move Back Above .500

The Washington Nationals cane into New York for a four game series against the Mets in need of another jumpstart, and they got one early.

The story of tonight’s game was the home run ball. Anthony Rendon started his night with two in the first three innings to give the Nationals an early 3-1 lead. The Mets would counter with a longball from Jose Bautista to draw within a run at 3-2. Washington countered with a two run blast from Bryce Harper to go up 5-2. New York would stage a rally with solo home runs by Kevin Plawecki and Asdrubel Cabrera to draw back within a run at 5-4. Ryan Madson later closed the door with a fielder’s choice and a double play to secure a 5-4 Nationals victory, their third in four games at Citi Field this season. Max Scherzer picked up his twelfth win of the season and his second consecutive to head into the All Star break.

Nationals will attempt to clinch a split of the series tomorrow as Tanner Roark takes the mound at 7:10 PM

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