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Syndergaard shines as Mets catch Nats

Noah Syndergaard dealt heat as he handed the Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann his first career loss to the Mets to tie up the NL East race.

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Mets back atop NL East

The Mets smashed three homers to back Noah Syndergaard's 9-strikeout performance over eight innings as the Mets swept the Nationals to tie them for first place in the NL East.

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Mets would be a problem in postseason

Said Curt Schilling after the Mets swept the Nationals with a 5-2 win to pull even atop the NL East: "No one is going to want to play this team in a one-game playoff or a seven-game series."

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Mets finish a 3-game sweep of Nationals, trail Nats by percentage points for NL East lead Mets starting pitchers in series- 21 2/3 IP, 5 R

Mets sweep Nats, pull even in NL East

Noah Syndergaard (9 Ks, 0 BB) was dominant over eight innings of work, despite allowing two harmless homers, and the Mets' bats came alive in the third to post five runs behind back-to-back jacks by Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy. The Mets moved into a tie for first with the Nats atop the NL East after the 5-2 win. Box score

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Noah Syndergaard last 4 home starts vs Reds-- 8 IP, 1 R vs Diamondbacks-- 8 IP, 1 R vs Padres-- 8 IP, 0 R vs Nationals-- 8 IP, 2 R

Noah Syndergaard silences Nats' bats

Syndergaard allowed two solo homers but struck out nine over eight innings in a strong start for the Mets. The Nats trail 5-2 heading to the bottom of the eighth inning. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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