Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/10/12

Ross Detwiler pitched five shutout innings and Ian Desmond hit a leadoff home run as the Washington Nationals dealt the New York Mets their first loss of the season with a 6-2 decision on Tuesday.

The Mets, who entered the day as one of only four remaining unbeatens, were trying to start 5-0 for the first time since 1985. But they couldn’t generate any offense against Detwiler (1-0), who allowed two hits, walked one and struck out six.

Jayson Werth finished 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, including a run-scoring single in the seventh that stretched the Nationals lead to 5-0. Washington had 13 hits, compared to just seven for the Mets.

The win was the Nationals’ fifth in the last six meetings against the Mets, who started the game with back-to-back hits but didn’t record another until the sixth.

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