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Nats walk off in 13th on Harper’s HR

(Thursday, August 7)

Final Score: Washington 5, New York 3

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Bryce Harper belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets.

Harper homered to left field after Carlos Torres (5-5) issued a leadoff walk to Ian Desmond.

Craig Stammen (2-4) tossed three scoreless innings to pick up the win. He got Eric Campbell on a comebacker to the mound for the final out in the 13th after giving up a double to David Wright and intentionally walking Lucas Duda.

The NL East-leading Nationals took two of three from the Mets and head to Atlanta 4 1/2 games up on the second-place Braves, who have lost eight in a row.

Desmond drove in the first three Nationals runs off New York starter Jacob deGrom. The rookie righty, who had a 1.04 ERA while winning each of his previous five starts, was taken off the hook for the loss when the Mets rallied in the seventh.

Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann ended a New York threat in the sixth by striking out Juan Lagares with men on the corners, but departed after giving up two singles in the seventh.

Drew Storen inherited a 3-1 lead that quickly dissolved. He threw a wild pitch before serving up an Eric Young Jr. sacrifice fly. Curtis Granderson then tied the game with a two-out rocket up the middle for an RBI single.

The Nationals had opportunities to move ahead and end the game earlier, but stranded two in both the eighth and ninth innings. They also left two men on base in the 12th.

Adam LaRoche doubled twice and was knocked in two times by Desmond, who ended deGrom’s homerless streak in the second.

After LaRoche opened the inning by lacing a double down the right-field line, Desmond drove a pitch over the wall in left-center field for a two-run shot.

DeGrom had gone a franchise rookie record 67 1/3 innings without allowing a home run.

New York got on the board in the third, with deGrom scoring on Daniel Murphy’s two-out double after Denard Span was unable to make a diving catch in the left-center field gap.

The tandem of LaRoche and Desmond delivered again in the fourth. Desmond followed a LaRoche ground-rule double with a single over the glove of shortstop Wilmer Flores.

Game Notes

Span finished 4-for-6. He reached base for a 33rd straight game and extended his hitting streak to 11 games … Murphy was 3-for-6. He has collected multiple hits in four consecutive games … Zimmermann allowed seven hits and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings … deGrom gave up three runs on seven hits over six frames … The Washington bullpen retired 15 straight batters after Granderson’s game-tying single … The Nationals reinstated catcher Wilson Ramos from the paternity list and optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse shortly before the game’s first pitch.

BOX SCORE

Final(13) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
NY Mets 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Washington « 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 14 0
W:C.Stammen(2-4) L:C.Torres(5-5)
HR: NYM- None WAS- I.Desmond (18), B.Harper (4)
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Curtis Granderson RF 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .224
Daniel Murphy 2B 6 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .305
David Wright 3B 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .269
Lucas Duda 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .262
Juan Lagares CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Dana Eveland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eric Campbell LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Wilmer Flores SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Anthony Recker C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .185
Jacob deGrom P 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH-LF-CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254
Eric Young LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224
  Vic Black P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Josh Edgin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chris Young LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
  Buddy Carlyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ruben Tejada PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Carlos Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 46 3 9 3 2 0 0 2 10
Washington AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Denard Span CF 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Anthony Rendon 3B 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Jayson Werth RF 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Adam LaRoche 1B 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 .275
Ian Desmond SS 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 .247
Bryce Harper LF 6 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 .253
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208
Jose Lobaton C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .213
Jordan Zimmermann P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194
  Drew Storen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jerry Blevins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Scott Hairston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241
  Tyler Clippard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rafael Soriano P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Steven Souza Jr. PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091
  Matt Thornton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Craig Stammen P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Totals 47 5 14 5 2 0 2 3 13

LOB_NY Mets 8, Washington 10. 2B_D.Murphy, D.Wright, A.LaRoche 2. HR_I.Desmond (18) off J.deGrom, B.Harper (4) off C.Torres. SF_E.Young. S_E.Young, J.Zimmermann. CS_D.Span. GIDP_A.Rendon. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Wright, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jacob deGrom 6.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 97-63 2.87
Vic Black 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 20-16 1.69
Josh Edgin 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-3 1.83
Jeurys Familia 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 18-11 1.89
Dana Eveland 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 2.14
Buddy Carlyle 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 26-19 0.66
Jenrry Mejia 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 18-13 3.61
Carlos Torres (L 5-5) 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 1 8-3 3.61
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jordan Zimmermann 6.1 7 3 3 0 5 0 91-67 3.06
Drew Storen (B 3) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12-7 1.72
Jerry Blevins 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-5 5.05
Tyler Clippard 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-8 1.69
Rafael Soriano 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8-7 1.83
Matt Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 0.00
Craig Stammen (W 2-4) 3.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 47-27 3.86

C.Torres pitched to 2 batters in the 13th.

IBB_off C.Stammen (L.Duda). 
WP_J.Familia, D.Storen.
T_4:34. A_38611.
Umpires_Home,Dan Iassogna; First, Vic Carapazza; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Larry Vanover.

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