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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Cabrera, Nats edge Mets

(Wednesday, August 13)

Final Score: Washington 3, New York 2

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Asdrubal Cabrera’s first home run in the National League proved to be the difference, as the Washington Nationals escaped with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets in the second test of a three-game series.

Bryce Harper and Kevin Frandsen also knocked in runs for the Nationals, who have won the first two in the set and five of seven overall.

Jordan Zimmermann (8-5) allowed one unearned run on five hits with four strikeouts over his successful 6 1/3-inning outing. Rafael Soriano allowed a Travis d’Arnaud homer in the ninth, but stranded a pair of runners in earning his 27th save.

Bartolo Colon (11-10) surrendered six hits and one earned run in seven innings while fanning eight in the setback for the Mets, who have lost three of four.

Cabrera deposited a Jeurys Familia offering over the wall in right-center with one away in the eighth, giving the Nationals a 3-1 advantage.

D’Arnaud reached the seats in left to start the ninth and the Mets were within a run. Matt den Dekker added a single, then Wilmer Flores’ hit put runners on the corners with one out. Pinch-runner Eric Young stole second, but a grounder to short by Eric Campbell resulted in den Dekker being erased at home.

After a lengthy review determined Nats catcher Wilson Ramos did not obstruct the runner, Curtis Granderson grounded back to the mound for the final out.

Lucas Duda scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the fourth. He singled with two down, then was casually running the bases on a routine fly to left by d’Arnaud — which was dropped by Frandsen — and scored with ease on the error.

Washington came up with two in the seventh to take the lead for good. Adam LaRoche doubled, moved to third on an Ian Desmond hit and scored when Harper lofted a fly to right. Ramos followed with a hit and Frandsen plated Desmond on a fly to left.

The Mets couldn’t score in the home half despite two errors, a single and a hit-by-pitch.

Game Notes

Washington has won nine of 11 meetings from New York this season, including all five in Queens … Ramos collected two of the Nationals’ eight hits … Colon has worked at least seven innings in 16 of his 24 trips to the mound in 2014.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington « 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 8 3
NY Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 1
W:J.Zimmermann(8-5) L:B.Colon(11-10) S:R.Soriano (27)
HR: WAS- A.Cabrera (1) NYM- T.d`Arnaud (10)

Washington AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Michael Taylor CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .282
Anthony Rendon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Adam LaRoche 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 .272
Ian Desmond SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Bryce Harper RF-LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Wilson Ramos C 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294
Kevin Frandsen LF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235
  Denard Span CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
Jordan Zimmermann P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179
  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
  Scott Hairston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228
  Rafael Soriano P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 3 8 3 2 0 1 2 10
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Curtis Granderson RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .226
Daniel Murphy 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .303
David Wright 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Lucas Duda 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Travis d`Arnaud C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .230
Matt den Dekker LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Juan Lagares CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Wilmer Flores SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
  Eric Young PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223
Bartolo Colon P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .042
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Vic Black P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eric Campbell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
Totals 36 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 6

E_A.LaRoche, W.Ramos, K.Frandsen, J.Lagares. LOB_Washington 6, NY Mets 8. 2B_A.LaRoche, W.Ramos. HR_A.Cabrera (1) off J.Familia, T.d’Arnaud (10) off R.Soriano. SF_B.Harper, K.Frandsen. SB_A.LaRoche (2), E.Young (27). GIDP_I.Desmond, D.Murphy. DP_Washington 1 (A.Cabrera, I.Desmond and A.LaRoche); NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, W.Flores and L.Duda).

Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jordan Zimmermann (W 8-5) 6.1 5 1 0 0 4 0 87-65 2.92
Drew Storen (H 15) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8-6 1.64
Tyler Clippard (H 26) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 1.59
Rafael Soriano (S 27) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 15-11 1.94
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Bartolo Colon (L 11-10) 7.0 6 2 1 1 8 0 89-65 3.85
Jeurys Familia 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 23-14 2.09
Vic Black 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 16-11 2.15

HBP_by J.Zimmermann (J.Lagares). 
T_2:47. A_21364.
Umpires_Home,Stu Scheurwater; First, Brian Gorman; Second, Jim Wolf; Third, Tony Randazzo.

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