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Mets bounce back with win over Nationals

The New York Mets bounced back from Wednesday’s loss with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park.

Taijuan Walker got the start for New York and was outstanding. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits while walking one and striking out one.

Seth Lugo fired a scoreless eighth and Edwin Díaz allowed the Nationals’ lone run in the ninth.

Mark Canha opened the scoring in the first with a two-run single to left to give New York a 2-0 lead.

Tomás Nido grounded one through the left side in the fourth to extend the lead to 3-0.

In the ninth, Mark Canha smacked a solo home run over the wall in left-center to make it 4-0. In the bottom half of the frame, Juan Soto crushed a solo shot to center to put Washington on the board.

Canha had three of New York’s five hits.

The Mets will begin a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday night at Citi Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.