|N.Y. Mets (64-81)||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||8||0|
|W: T. Roark (6-0) L: A. Harang (5-12)|
HR: WAS - R. Zimmerman (23),A. LaRoche (20),W. Ramos (13),A. Rendon (7) NYM - None
Recap:Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos homered off Aaron Harang in his Mets debut, and Washington beat New York 7-2 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.
Daniel Murphy and Anthony Recker each knocked in a run for the Mets, who have lost four straight games.
Anthony Rendon also connected for Washington, which outhomered the Mets 13-0 in a series that helped the Nationals remain on the fringe of the NL wild-card race. They moved within five games of idle Cincinnati for the final spot with the rain-interrupted win.
Zimmerman added an RBI double in the eighth after Denard Span extended his career-best hitting streak to 23 games with a leadoff double. The Nationals won 17 of those games.
The Mets have lost nine of 11 and fallen to 64-81, ensuring their fifth straight non-winning record -- all at Citi Field.
Tanner Roark (6-0) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings of his second big league start. Roark pitched six scoreless innings Sunday against Miami
With the win, Roark became the first player in the franchise to win his first six decisions since Jeff Juden in 1996-97 for Montreal.
New York signed Harang (0-1) to a minor-league deal on Sept. 1, less than a week after the team learned ace Matt Harvey had a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Harang allowed the three homers and a single in six innings, struck out 10 and walked one.
The right-hander was 5-11 with a 5.76 ERA in 22 starts this year for the Seattle Mariners.
Zimmerman homered for the second consecutive game and has gone deep eight times in 11 games during the month of September ... Roark started the season in the bullpen before transitioning to the rotation on Sept. 7, when he tossed six scoreless innings of four-hit ball in a 9-2 triumph at Miami ...