Nats Hand Mets Win in Extras

Hanrahan's wild pitch gives Mets the sweep
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 12:36 AM CDT
Nats Hand Mets Win in Extras
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, right, picks off Washington Nationals' Austin Kearns, who was caught stealing in the 12th inning of their baseball game in New York last night.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(Newser) – It took 14 innings for the Mets to beat the Nationals tonight, 3-2. And it wasn’t even their offense that did it. New York’s Damion Easley scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Joel Hanrahan to conclude the 4:45 game. The win gave the Mets a sweep of the Nationals and put them two games above .500 for the first time this season.

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John Lannan was superb for the Nationals, pitching six solid innings and striking out 11, but the lack of offense meant no win for the lefthander. Nelson Figueroa got the start for New York and had another good outing, giving up just two runs in seven innings and striking out seven. The Mets travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies this weekend. (Read more New York Mets stories.)

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