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Rapid Reaction: Mets 4, Nats 3

9/12/2014

NEW YORK -- The longest-ever winning streak by a visiting club against the Mets ended Friday.

The Mets beat the Nationals, 4-3, Friday to snap Washington’s 12-game Citi Field winning streak.

Juan Lagares

Juan Lagares

#12 CF
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM112
  • HR4

  • RBI47

  • R45

  • OBP.319

  • AVG.279

Dillon Gee failed to hold a three-run lead, with Anthony Rendon eventually evening the score in the fifth on a replay-awarded solo homer. Juan Lagares delivered a tiebreaking RBI double against Gio Gonzalez a half-inning later to restore the Mets’ lead.

Gee, who allowed a season-high nine hits, departed with two baserunners aboard and one out in the sixth. Carlos Torres entered and coaxed an inning-ending double-play grounder from Asdrubal Cabrera.

Torres also induced an inning-ending double play in a scoreless seventh. Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia followed with scoreless frames, although Mejia allowed the tying run to reach scoring position.

The Nats nonetheless have out-homered the Mets 32-6 in the past 13 meetings in Queens. Washington is 26-5 at Citi Field since Sept. 12, 2011.

Travis d'Arnaud produced a three-run double in the first against Gonzalez, although an E-2 allowed the third run to score. It was d’Arnaud’s first hit in 10 at-bats this season with the bases loaded. Gonzalez also surrendered three first-inning runs against the Mets on May 17.

Payback? Albeit on an 0-2 count, Gonzalez hit the second batter of the game. Lagares was drilled on the left side -- the same spot where Jayson Werth was struck Thursday, which led to Bartolo Colon's ejection. Lagares has been hit by pitches seven times this season. Three of those plunkings have come against the Nats.

What’s next: Zack Wheeler (10-9, 3.38 ERA) opposes right-hander Doug Fister (13-8, 2.53) at 7:10 p.m. Saturday.