Nats Pound Mets 10-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 11:46 PM CDT
Washington Nationals' Nick Johnson (24), Elijah Dukes (34), Felipe Lopez (2), and Christian Guzman (15) celebrate their 10-4 victory over the New York Mets in their baseball game at Shea Stadium.   (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Odalis Perez used his hitting to help him earn his first win of the season. Making his ninth start without a victory, Perez had three hits and two RBIs and pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 10-4 on Monday night.

On an unusually chilly night with winds gusting to more than 20 mph, Jesus Flores and Lastings Milledge each had two-run doubles and Washington ended a three-game slide by first taking advantage of Nelson Figueroa's wildness then doing something they haven't been able to all season: get hits with runners on base.