Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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WASHINGTON - With their season potentially spiraling out of control, the Mets needed an explosive performance from someone, somewhere. Not surprisingly, their All-Star third baseman was the Wright man for the job. David Wright smashed two home runs and drove in five runs, and R.A. Dickey earned his NL-leading 13th victory, as the Mets ended their season-worst losing streak with a 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Entering the game with six straight losses, including five on their post All-Star break road trip, the Mets (47-45) turned an expected pitcher's duel between Dickey and fellow All-Star Gio Gonzalez into a one-sided affair. Five Mets had two hits, including Wright and Ike Davis, who smacked a second-inning home run. The win moves New York within seven games of the NL East-leading Nationals (53-37). During the first two games of the series, New York failed to score in 13 innings against Washington's starters. Versus Gonzalez, the Mets scored i...
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