Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless
innings, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer, and the Nationals escaped with a
4-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday.
Zimmermann (7-6) gave up four hits, struck out four and won his fourth
straight decision. He did not issue a walk.
Tyler Clippard allowed two solo homers in the ninth inning -- to David Wright
and Jason Bay -- before striking out Jordany Valdespin to record his 15th save
of the year.
LaRoche's home run -- his 16th of the season -- came in the bottom of the
sixth and Steve Lombardozzi added a two-run double the next inning.
The Nationals will look for the sweep of this three-game series on Thursday.
The Mets, meanwhile, saw their season-high losing streak reach six games. They
have lost five of their last six series against Washington dating back to last
Chris Young (2-4) was charged with two runs on six hits over six innings and
lost his third straight start. He walked one and struck out two.
Andres Torres had a seventh-inning RBI single in the setback.
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