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Mets 8, Nationals 5

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WASHINGTON -- Jose Reyes drove in two runs, and the New York Mets made Chien-Ming Wang's return to the big leagues a short one with a 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Ronny Paulino finished with three hits, and David Wright and Jason Bay each had two as the Mets scored four times in the first inning en route to their fifth straight win. It was New York's major-league leading 33rd road win.

The Nationals have lost six straight and eight of nine overall.

Dillon Gee (10-3) allowed three runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings and hit an RBI single in the fourth.

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Wang (0-1) couldn't help the Nationals in his first major league appearance two years to the day after he had shoulder surgery. The right-hander gave up six runs on eight hits in four innings.

Jason Isringhausen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

Wang, made his first start since July 4, 2009, when he was a member of the New York Yankees.

His rocky first inning started with a four-pitch walk to the leadoff hitter Reyes. The Mets shortstop took second on a wild pitch, moved to third on Justin Turner's single to center and scored on Daniel Murphy opposite field hit to left. It was the fourth straight game they pushed across a run in the first inning.

David Wright hammered a 1-2 slider off the right field wall for a single to load the bases. Angel Pagan hit a two-run single to left on the next pitch for the Mets' fourth consecutive hit.

Wang finally recorded an out on Jason Bay's grounder, but Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly to left scored Wright to make it 4-0. Pagan was caught between second and third and tagged to end the inning.

The Mets put up two runs in the fourth, Wang's final inning. With runners on first and second and no out, Paulino singled to right. Jayson Werth misplayed the ball, but centerfielder Rick Ankiel backed him up and threw Bay out at the plate. The Mets still scored two runs on Gee's grounder up the middle and Reyes' sacrifice to left.

Wang threw 60 pitches with one walk and two strikeouts.

Paulino and Reyes hit RBI doubles in the sixth inning off reliever Tom Gorzelanny.

After Gee, who walked four and struck out five, faced one above the minimum batters through three innings, the Nationals got on the board in the fourth. With the bases loaded and one out, Laynce Nix grounded to second base for a potential inning-ending double play, but Reyes' throw to first base for the final out was wild, allowing two runs to score.

In the fourth, Ankiel hit a sacrifice fly.

The Nationals plated two runs off three Mets relievers in the eighth to make it 8-5 and had the bases loaded with one out. D.J. Carrasco entered and struck out Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman to end the threat.

Notes

Wright has gotten a hit in all eight games since coming of the disabled list on July 22, and has multiple hits in seven of the eight games. ... Nationals OF Roger Bernadina was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Wang. The Nationals' primary CF since Davey Johnson was hired as manager, Bernandina was hitting .247 with five homers, 20 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 71 games this season, but was hitless over his last 20 at-bats.

 
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Players of the Game
Washington

W. Ramos
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
New York

R. Paulino
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS3112100 .343
Justin Turner, 2B5110002 .277
Daniel Murphy, 1B5111010 .318
David Wright, 3B4120000 .273
Angel Pagan, CF4011001 .246
Jason Bay, LF4121000 .234
Lucas Duda, RF3101001 .277
Ronny Paulino, C4231000 .305
Dillon Gee, P3011021 .091
    Ryota Igarashi, P0000000 .000
   a- Willie Harris, PH1000001 .243
    Bobby Parnell, P0000000 .000
    Tim Byrdak, P0000000 .000
    D.J. Carrasco, P0000000 .000
    Jason Isringhausen, P0000000 .000
Totals36812813  
a-popped out for Igarashi in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes (25, Gorzelanny), Jason Bay (8, Gorzelanny), Ronny Paulino (11, Gorzelanny)
SF - Jose Reyes (3), Lucas Duda (3)
RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (35), Daniel Murphy (48), Angel Pagan (38), Jason Bay (36), Lucas Duda (19), Ronny Paulino (13), Dillon Gee (2)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Reyes (16)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Jose Reyes (12, Throwing)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dillon Gee (W,10-3) 6.2432450 3.69
Ryota Igarashi 0.1000000 4.41
Bobby Parnell 0.1322010 3.62
Tim Byrdak0200000 3.51
D.J. Carrasco (H,2) 0.2000020 5.34
Jason Isringhausen (S,5) 1000010 2.70
HBP - Morse (by Dillon Gee), Cora (by Dillon Gee)
WP - Dillon Gee (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Dillon Gee 103-59, Ryota Igarashi 3-2, Bobby Parnell 17-11, Tim Byrdak 6-4, D.J. Carrasco 8-6, Jason Isringhausen 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dillon Gee 9-6, Jason Isringhausen 2-0
Batters Faced - Dillon Gee 30, Ryota Igarashi 1, Bobby Parnell 4, Tim Byrdak 2, D.J. Carrasco 2, Jason Isringhausen 3
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rick Ankiel, CF4012011 .236
Danny Espinosa, 2B5000024 .230
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B4110113 .276
Michael Morse, 1B4100002 .307
Jayson Werth, RF4010130 .219
Laynce Nix, LF5121000 .268
Ian Desmond, SS2000021 .224
    Tom Gorzelanny, P0000000 .040
   a- Jonny Gomes, PH0000100 .208
    Ryan Mattheus, P0000000 .000
   b- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH-SS1110000 .268
Wilson Ramos, C3121103 .241
Chien-Ming Wang, P1000001 .000
    Alex Cora, SS1000001 .220
   c- Jesus Flores, PH1010000 .174
    Sean Burnett, P00000001.000
Totals3559449  
a-walked for Gorzelanny in the 6th
b-singled for Mattheus in the 8th
c-singled for Cora in the 8th
Batting
2B - Wilson Ramos (14, Gee)
SF - Rick Ankiel (1)
RBI - Rick Ankiel 2 (17), Laynce Nix (38), Wilson Ramos (34)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Rick Ankiel 1, Laynce Nix 1
DP - Nix-Zimmerman-Espinosa
E - Danny Espinosa (8, Misplayed grounder)
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chien-Ming Wang (L,0-1) 4864120 9.00
Tom Gorzelanny 2322010 4.57
Ryan Mattheus 2100000 1.61
Sean Burnett 1000000 4.97
WP - Chien-Ming Wang (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chien-Ming Wang 60-39, Tom Gorzelanny 39-24, Ryan Mattheus 17-10, Sean Burnett 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chien-Ming Wang 6-3, Tom Gorzelanny 2-3, Ryan Mattheus 2-4, Sean Burnett 3-0
Batters Faced - Chien-Ming Wang 20, Tom Gorzelanny 9, Ryan Mattheus 7, Sean Burnett 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30114
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 101
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna