Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Bryce Harper's second home run of the day
broke a tie in the eighth, and the Washington Nationals held on for a 7-6 win
over the New York Mets in the second installment of a three-game set at Citi
Harper supplied a two-run shot earlier in the contest and went 3-for-3 with
three runs scored. Adam LaRoche clubbed a three-run homer and Rafael Soriano
notched his sixth save to help the Nationals bounce back from a 7-1 loss to
New York on Friday.
Gio Gonzalez lasted just four frames after giving up five runs in his last
inning of work, but four Washington relievers yielded one run on two hits the
rest of the way, with Tyler Clippard (1-0) picking up the win with 1 1/3
Josh Edgin (0-1) served up Harper's tie-breaking homer, and New York starter
Jeremy Hefner allowed three runs on four hits with three walks over four
innings of work.
Justin Turner and Collin Cowgill each had a two-run single, while Daniel
Murphy and John Buck added an RBI apiece in the setback.
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