NEW YORK – Pete Alonso homered with one out in the seventh inning to end the second game of a doubleheader swept by the New York Mets with a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals.
The Mets won the first game 4-1, thanks to a home run and four RBIs by Brandon Nimmo. Marcus Stroman painted his opponents white until the sixth inning.
New York also led Game 2 through the seventh inning 4-1, when the Nationals reacted to Trevor May and Jeurys Familia (6-2).
A wild pitch by Familia led to a run, and Andrew Stevenson’s two-out single drove in another pair to even the score.
Alonso capped off a long, wet day with his 25th home run. He found a sinker by Kyle Finnegan (4-4), on a 2-0 count to deposit the ball on the other side of the left-field fence.
Stevenson jumped but couldn’t keep the ball.
In the first match, the four Nimmo pushed tied their career best. He hit his home run in the second inning off Sean Nolin (0-1) and added a single in the fourth to make it 4-0.
The Mets won for just the third time in 10 games, a streak that saw them drop from the top to third in the NL East.
Víctor Robles hit an RBI double for the dismantled Washington, who dumped eight players before the deadline to agree to trades expired. The Nationals are 5-15 in their last 20 games.
Stroman (8-11) allowed one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings to cut a three-game losing streak. He struck out eight strikeouts and walked a pair.
In the initial meeting, for the Nationals, the Dominicans Robles 3-1 with an RBI, Juan Soto 1-0. The Venezuelan Alcides Escobar 3-0. The Cuban Yadiel Hernández 3-0.
For the Mets, Jonathan Villar 3-1 with a run scored. Puerto Rican Tomás Nido 3-1.
In the second game, for the Nationals, the Dominicans Robles 4-0, Soto 1-0. Venezuelans Adrián Sánchez 3-2 with two runs scored, Gerardo Parra without an official turn but with one scored. The Cuban Hernández without an official turn but with a towed.
For the Mets, Villar 3-3 with one run scored and two RBIs.