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Mets bounce back with win over Nationals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets bounced back from Tuesday’s loss with a 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday evening at Nationals Park. With the win, New York won the series by taking two of three.

Chris Bassitt started for the Mets and tossed seven shutout innings while walking one and striking out four. The right-hander improved to 8-7 on the season.

New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third as Pete Alonso crushed his 28th home run of the season.

In the top of the fifth, Daniel Vogelbach drilled a grand slam over the right-field wall to extend the lead to 6-0. That was his first home run with the Mets and the 13th of the season.

The Mets added two more runs in the top of the sixth to increase their lead to 8-0. Tomas Nido drove in a run with a double, and another run came home on Starling Marte’s groundout.

New York plated their ninth and final run of the game in the top of the ninth on Luis Guillorme’s RBI groundout. However, the Nationals did not go away quietly as they put up a five spot in the bottom of the frame all with two outs. Keibert Ruiz and Lane Thomas smacked solo home runs. Victor Robles and Luis Garcia collected RBI singles.

Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil each had three-hit games.

Mychal Givens, who the Mets acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, made his debut with the team and recorded just two outs while surrendering five runs. Trevor May came off the injured list and fired a scoreless inning. Seth Lugo recorded the final out of the game.

The Mets will head back home to begin a five-game series with the Atlanta Braves starting Thursday. Carlos Carrasco will get the start. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.