Sep 12, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark (59) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo home run, his 23rd of the year, to put the Nats on the board in the first inning.
Daniel Murphy answered for the Mets in the bottom of the first with a RBI double that scored Eric Young Jr. to tie the game at one.
Adam LaRoche’s 20th home run of the season put the Nationals back on top 2-1 in the second inning.
Mets catcher Anthony Recker evened the score at 2 in the fourth on a RBI single.
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos hit another solo shot in the fifth to give the Nats a 3-2 lead. Anthony Rendon‘s sacrifice fly in the seventh extended the lead to 4-2.
Roark pitched six innings, allowed six hits, one walk, and two earned runs.
The Nats were able to add a few insurance runs in the seventh and ninth, including an Anothny Rendon homer, making the score 7-2.
This win improves the Nationals record to 77-69. The Nats come back to D.C. to start a series with the Phillies on Friday.