Zimmermann wins 17th as Nats down MetsSep 11, 2013 - 7:07 AM 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 Field.
"I didn't have very good command of any pitches," Zimmermann said.
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.
"Obviously, I wasn't commanding the ball as well as I have been," Gee said. "You can't get away with that against these guys. They made me pay."
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.
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.
- WASHINGTON: 6
NEW YORK: 3
Sep 10 10:13 PM
- Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston one-out, two-run Home Run (10) to left scored Adam LaRoche. Steve Lombardozzi is due up.
Nationals 6, Mets 3 Top 9, 1 OutSep 10 10:01 PM
- Matt den Dekker singled to center scoring Lucas Duda and Justin Turner. Runner on first with none out and Travis d`Arnaud due up.
Nationals 4, Mets 3 Bot 6, 0 OutsSep 10 9:02 PM
- Wilson Ramos singled to left scoring Jayson Werth. Runner on first with two outs and Tyler Moore due up.
Nationals 4, Mets 1 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 10 8:49 PM
- Justin Turner singled to left scoring Daniel Murphy. Runner on first with one out and Matt den Dekker due up.
Nationals 3, Mets 1 Bot 4, 1 OutSep 10 8:20 PM
- Jayson Werth doubled to left-center scoring Denard Span. Runner on second with one out and Ian Desmond due up.
Nationals 3, Mets 0 Top 3, 1 OutSep 10 7:55 PM
- Adam LaRoche lead-off Home Run (19) to left-center. Wilson Ramos is due up.
Nationals 2, Mets 0 Top 2, 0 OutsSep 10 7:27 PM
- Jayson Werth two-out, solo Home Run (23) to left-center. Ian Desmond is due up.
Nationals 1, Mets 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 10 7:16 PM
- WASHINGTON: 0
NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 10 7:12 PM
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