With an opportunity to beat the Mets for the 10th consecutive time, the Nationals came up short, also missing a chance to move into first place in the NL East.
Adam LaRoche tested his strained right quad muscle on Friday and emerged "shocked" by how good he felt.
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Jayson Werth robbed Daniel Murphy of a potential game-tying homer in the ninth inning Friday night, saving the Nationals' 5-2 win.
Jayson Werth robbed New York's Daniel Murphy of a game-tying home run with two outs in the 9th to preserve Washington's 5-2 win over the Mets on Friday night.