|N.Y. Mets (64-79)||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||3||9||0|
|W: J. Zimmermann (17-8) L: D. Gee (11-10) S: R. Soriano (40)|
HR: WAS - J. Werth (23),A. LaRoche (19),S. Hairston (10) NYM - None
Recap:Jayson Werth kept up his power surge at Citi Field with a home run and two doubles, leading the charging Nationals past the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
The Nationals have won six of seven, and have 18 games left this season. They closed within six games of Cincinnati for the final NL wild-card spot.
Jordan Zimmermann wound up with his NL-leading 17th victory and Rafael Soriano closed for his 40th save as Washington tries to make a late run to the postseason.
Zimmermann (17-8) topped the Mets for the first time in five starts this season. He gave up three runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
Adam LaRoche and pinch-hitter Scott Hairston also homered and Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 21 games. Catcher Wilson Ramos threw out two runners who tried to steal second and lined an RBI single.
Werth has gone 10 for 18 during Washington's winning streak with two homers and five doubles. He's scored five runs and driven in five while raising his batting average to .328.
Werth homered in consecutive games for the fourth time this season. Before this year, he had done it only twice since joining the Nats in 2011.
Matt den Dekker chased Zimmermann with a two-run single in the sixth. Justin Turner doubled and hit an RBI single, but left with tightness in his right hamstring as the Mets lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Dillon Gee (11-10) left in the seventh with the Mets down 4-3. He was trying to beat the Nationals for the fifth time this year -- the only Mets pitchers to defeat an opponent five times in a season are Tom Seaver (Pittsburgh, 1973), Dwight Gooden (Cubs, 1985) and R.A. Dickey (Marlins, 2012).
OF Bryce Harper rejoined the Nationals after being checked in Washington for a sore left hip, and hit some deep drives in batting practice. He sat out, but Johnson said he expects the 20-year-old star can play Wednesday night. He hasn't been in the lineup since being scratched Saturday. "It was nice to be able to get a clear mind," Harper said of the medical checkup. ... Ramos made his 18th straight start, the most by a Nationals catcher since the team started playing in Washington in 2005. Ramos is hitting .419 with 23 RBI in 26 career games vs. the Mets. ... Mets closer Bobby Parnell had surgery on a herniated disk in his neck. Collins said he didn't have a timetable for Parnell's recovery and didn't yet know whether he'd be ready for spring training.
|Denard Span CF||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Ryan Zimmerman 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.274|
|Jayson Werth RF||4||2||3||2||2||0||1||0||0||.328|
|Ian Desmond SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.283|
|Adam LaRoche 1B||4||2||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||.237|
|Wilson Ramos C||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||.277|
|Tyler Moore LF||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.226|
|Corey Brown LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Scott Hairston PH-LF||1||1||1||2||0||0||1||0||0||.188|
|Steve Lombardozzi 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.247|
|Jordan Zimmermann P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.107|
|Craig Stammen P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Zach Walters PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Drew Storen P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tyler Clippard P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeff Kobernus PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Rafael Soriano P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Eric Young LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.255|
|Juan Lagares RF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||.264|
|Vic Black P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Frank Francisco P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tim Byrdak P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Daniel Murphy 2B||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.284|
|Lucas Duda 1B||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.240|
|Justin Turner 3B||3||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Josh Satin 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Matt den Dekker CF||3||0||1||2||0||0||0||1||1||.276|
|Travis d`Arnaud C||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.159|
|Omar Quintanilla SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.228|
|Dillon Gee P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.132|
|Pedro Feliciano P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Baxter PH-RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.204|
E_A.LaRoche 2. LOB_Washington 3, NY Mets 7. 2B_D.Span, J.Werth 2, T.Moore, D.Murphy, J.Turner. HR_J.Werth (23) off D.Gee, A.LaRoche (19) off D.Gee, S.Hairston (10) off T.Byrdak. S_D.Gee. SB_M.den Dekker (3). CS_I.Desmond, E.Young, M.den Dekker. GIDP_D.Span. DP_NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla, D.Murphy and L.Duda).
|Jordan Zimmermann (W 17-8)||5.0||8||3||3||1||4||0||85-54||3.36|
|Craig Stammen (H 4)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||6-5||2.85|
|Drew Storen (H 20)||1.0||0||0||0||2||0||0||19-9||4.88|
|Tyler Clippard (H 31)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||9-6||2.22|
|Rafael Soriano (S 40)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||14-7||3.36|
|Dillon Gee (L 11-10)||6.1||9||4||4||0||5||2||89-63||3.61|
J.Zimmermann pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.
Umpires_Home,John Hirschbeck; First, James Hoye; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Bob Davidson.