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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Jon Niese had another fantastic outing, striking out a career-high eight batters against the Nationals, as the Mets beat Washington, 5-3. The Mets offense seemed to be flat early on for the second straight game, scoring a first-inning run on an Ike Davis RBI groundout. Niese struck out five of the first nine outs he recorded and allowed one hit in each of the first five innings.  After the Ike Davis run-scoring groundout, Nationals starter Luis Atilano retired eight straight batters, but it fell apart for him after that. In the fourth, the Mets scored four runs to take a 5-0 lead. It started off with a David Wright double, which was followed by walks from Davis and Jason Bay, to load the bases with none out. It looked like the Mets may not cash ...

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