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Washington Nationals

Stephen Strasburg (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Lannan In Place Of Strasburg Shuts Out Mets

John Lannan pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his first start since replacing Stephen Strasburg in Washington’s starting rotation, and the Nationals lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to six with a 2-0 win over the punchless New York Mets on Wednesday night.

09/12/2012

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits an RBI single in front of Josh Thole #30 of the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field on September 11, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Nats Over Mets

Washington Nationals beat the punchless New York Mets 5-3 on Tuesday night.

09/11/2012

Jonathon Niese (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mets Ending Season On Wrong Note

Gio Gonzalez earned his big league-leading 19th victory and the Washington Nationals backed him with three home runs to beat the listless New York Mets 5-1 Monday night.

09/10/2012

Jonathon Niese (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Niese Shuts Out Nationals

In a tight duel with Jonathon Niese, one mistake cost Edwin Jackson.

08/19/2012

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Another Rough Night For Santana

Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

08/17/2012

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals connects on a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Struggles Continue

Adam LaRoche hit a tie-breaking homer and the Washington Nationals handed R.A. Dickey his first loss in three months, beating the sinking New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday night behind Gio Gonzalez’s seven crisp innings.

07/24/2012

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Pedro Beato #27 of the New York Mets hands the ball to manager Terry Collins as he leaves the game in the tenth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on July 23, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nationals Score Six In 10th To Beat Mets

Bryce Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tie-breaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th inning Monday night that sent the Washington Nationals over the Mets 8-2.

07/23/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets slides into second base as Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals turns a double play during the fourth inning at Nationals Park on July 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mets Can’t Come Back Against Nats

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six shutout innings, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals hung on to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

07/18/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 5-4. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mets Lose In Extras

Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning that allowed the winning run to score, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing a late lead Tuesday night.

07/17/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Dewayne Wise #45, Curtis Granderson #14 and Andruw Jones #22 of the New York Yankees celebrate after a 4-1 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yanks Win Ninth Straight, Sweep Nats

New York swept the series between division leaders, capping the three-game set Sunday with another solid performance from starter Ivan Nova in a 4-1 win.

06/18/2012

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