Francisco Alvarez opened the scoring with a three-run home run, and Brandon Nimmo went deep twice as the New York Mets (64-74) rolled past the Washington Nationals (62-77) in the first game of a two-game set on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso also homered for the Mets, who have won four of their last five games. Alonso has 42 home runs this season, two behind Shohei Ohtani and Matt Olson for the Major League lead.
Ronny Mauricio extended his hitting streak to four games with a run-scoring single, becoming the 11th player in Mets history to begin his career with a four-game hitting streak or better. The record is shared by Daniel Murphy (2008) and Keith Miller (1987), who both hit in seven straight to start their careers.
Jose Quintana pitched seven strong innings, giving up one run, four hits, and one walk while striking out four.
The Mets will send rookie Jose Butto to the mound on Wednesday as they look to start their five-game road trip with back-to-back wins. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.