Zimmermann wins 17th as Nats down Mets

Updated: September 10, 2013

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Jordan Zimmermann won his NL-leading 17th game
and Jayson Werth smacked a solo homer in the Washington Nationals’ 6-3 triumph
over the New York Mets in the second installment of a four-game set.

Zimmermann (17-8) surrendered three runs on eight hits and a walk over five-
plus frames, while Werth tallied three hits, two RBI and two runs scored for
the Nationals, who have won 17 of their last 21 games against the Mets at Citi

Adam LaRoche cracked a solo shot and former Met Scott Hairston belted a two-
run blast in the victory.

Dillon Gee (11-10) allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings for New
York, which has dropped seven of its last nine tilts.

Wilson Ramos’ two-out RBI single in the sixth staked the Nationals a 4-1 lead,
but the Mets got within a run after plating a pair in the home sixth.

Lucas Duda singled and Justin Turner doubled to put runners on second and
third with one away. Matt den Dekker then bought both of them home when he
ripped a base hit over the glove of Ian Desmond at shortstop.

The Nationals’ bullpen, though, shut down the Mets the rest of the way.

Drew Storen fired a scoreless seventh and Tyler Clippard spun a perfect eighth
before the pinch-hitter Hairston gave the Nats some insurance in the ninth
with a one-out, two-run shot into the seats in left for a 6-3 edge.

Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 40th save of the year.

Earlier, Washington pushed across the first three runs after plating one in
each of the first three innings.

Solo shots by Werth and LaRoche in the first and second innings, respectively,
preceded Werth’s RBI double in the third, which made it 3-0.

Turner’s RBI single in the fourth got the Mets on the board.

Game Notes

Werth has 23 homers and 71 RBI on the season … Daniel Murphy tallied his
34th double of the year for the Mets … The Nationals were 3-for-9 with
runners in scoring position, while the Mets finished 2-for-9 with RISP.