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Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals 11-0 Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Murphy went 4 for 5, added a pair of RBI singles and tied his career high for RBIs. He connected off Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann (12-6) for a solo shot in the first and added a two-run homer in the third. Juan Lagares had three hits and Ike Davis added a three-run homer for New York, which has won five of seven. Mejia (1-0), who had been on the disabled since March with shoulder inflammation, allowed seven hits. He struck out seven with no walks. Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman had two hits apiece for Washington, which was held scoreless a day after its dramatic 9-7 walk-off win over Pittsburgh. Zimmermann, who surrendered seven runs in a career-low two innings Sunday in a 9-2 loss to the Dodgers, needed 118 pitches to go 6 2-3 innings. He allowed five ea...
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