Image by afagen via FlickrFinal Score: Washington 4, New York 3
Livan Hernandez threw eight strong innings to lead the Nationals over the Mets, 4-3, salvaging the finale of a three-game series.
Hernandez (3-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.
Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a triple and a homer for Washington, which had dropped three straight and six of its previous seven games.
Chris Capuano (2-2) took the loss, lasting 5 2/3 innings and allowing four runs on 10 hits while striking out two to snap the Mets' six-game winning streak.
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