Lucas Duda homered twice and hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning leading the Mets to a come-from-behind 3-2 win to pull within one game of the Nationals.
Yoenis Cespedes will play his first game with the New York Mets, as the Nats hope to even up their series in New York.
Bryce Harper and the Nationals aren't running away with the NL East. The Mets showed Friday night they aren't going anywhere.

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Injury Report

7/12D. CarpenterRight shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/7D. SpanBack tightness (on 15-day DL)
7/5S. StrasburgLeft oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25A. Rendonoff 15-day DL
6/18B. HarperStrained left hamstring (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the... Harper's had a somewhat sketchy series against his divisional rivals this weekend. On Friday, he went 0-for-5 with a strikeout before being ejected for arguing balls and...
Aug 1 10:20PM Read More
Joe Ross - S
Joe Ross pitched a nice game against the Mets on Saturday, yielding two runs on four hits over... Ross struck out six and walked one, with both runs scoring on solo home runs by Lucas Duda in the fourth and seventh innings. He's now allowed three or fewer runs in each of...
Aug 1 10:12PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez gave up one run in just 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets. Things could have been much worse, as Gonzalez allowed four hits and four walks while throwing just 59 out of 105 pitches for strikes. However, the Mets weren't able to cash...
Aug 1 12:04AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper was ejected from Friday's game against the Mets in the 11th inning for arguing... Jerry Meals' strike zone was questionable, but Harper pushed things too far and got himself kicked out of the game. It forced the Nationals to use Dan Uggla at first base...
Aug 1 12:03AM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar drove in the Nationals' only run of the night Friday against the Mets. His eighth-inning single off Matt Harvey tied the game, but the Mets eventually won in extras. Escobar went 1-for-5 on the night and has a .312/.360/.410 batting line on the...
Aug 1 12:02AM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (back) is expected to resume doing baseball activities soon. The outfielder has thus far been working on strengthening his core, but will soon progress to swinging and fielding drills. He will need a minor league rehab assignment to...
Jul 31 7:59PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will make another rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Strasburg allowed three runs on four hits over four innings in his first rehab outing Wednesday. As long as he doesn't have a physical setback on Monday, he'll rejoin the...
Jul 31 6:16PM Read More
Dan Butler - C
Nationals sent C Dan Butler outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth.
Jul 31 1:30PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ryan Zimmerman's solo home run in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's win over the... Zimmerman took a Dan Haren offering for a ride in the second inning. Little did he know, that would be the only run scored in the game. Max Scherzer made sure it stood up,...
Jul 30 3:27PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth in Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win over the Marlins,... Everything went according to plan. Former closer Drew Storen entered in the eighth inning and struck out two of the three batters he faced, then handed the 1-0 lead over to...
Jul 30 3:17PM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer was in control throughout Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win over the Marlins, allowing... Scherzer had no margin for error in the contest, as the Nationals scored one run in the game, total. That's all Max Scherzer needs, apparently, as he allowed just three...
Jul 30 2:59PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister gave up only two runs in six innings, earning the win as the Nationals beat the... Ichiro Suzuki hit an RBI double in the second inning and Adeiny Hechavarria added an RBI single in the fourth to account for the damage. Fister, overall, allowed four hits...
Jul 29 10:32PM Read More
Michael Taylor - OF
Michael Taylor had a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort as the Nationals... Taylor's sacrifice fly broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning. His eighth-inning solo home run made it a 7-2 game. The outfielder has gone yard three times in his last four...
Jul 29 10:23PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper hit two home runs and knocked in four runs in a 3-for-4 effort, helping the... Harper drilled a three-run home run to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, then added a solo shot in the eighth for good measure. That ends a nine-game homerless streak and...
Jul 29 10:20PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg (oblique) allowed three runs on four hits over four innings in his minor... The right-hander punched out five on the day while walking just one, throwing 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll need a second tune-up in the minor...
Jul 29 8:18PM Read More
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8/3vs. Ari4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
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8/5vs. Ari4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
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7/31NYML 1-2
7/30MiaW 1-0
7/29MiaW 7-2
7/28MiaL 1-4
7/26PitL 1-3
7/25PitW 9-3
7/24PitL 5-7
7/23PitL 3-7
7/22vs. NYMW 4-3
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  W: H. Robles (3-2)   L: M. Thornton (1-1)   S: J. Familia (28)
  NYM HR: L. Duda 2 (20)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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B. Harper95324681072412968.330
Y. Escobar9034947109171531.312
D. Espinosa8829645741611029.250
W. Ramos782992971120942.237
I. Desmond9837245801721132.215

C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
J. Papelbon21.6673801840.2411.55
D. Storen101.0004002938.1481.64
M. Thornton101.000350024.1161.85
F. Rivero11.500180021.1212.11
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