Santana Solid in Mets' Win Over Nationals

Washington still winless against New York this season
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2008 7:17 AM CDT
New York Mets' Luis Castillo, left, David Wright, center, are congratulated by teammate Carlos Delgado, right, after scoring during their game against the Washington Nationals last night.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Johan Santana hit two doubles and pitched seven solid innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Santana (3-2) allowed seven hits, struck out four, and walked one. As a batter, he had the second two-hit game of his career. The Mets improved to 4-0 against the Nationals this season.

Washington’s Tim Redding (3-2) gave up four hits and three runs in five-plus innings. He also drove in both Washington runs with a two-out double in the fourth. Santana and the bullpen shut the Nationals down after that. Santana retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced. Duaner Sanchez pitched a perfect eighth, and Billy Wagner allowed a walk in the ninth.