Posted March 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Gio Gonzalez allowed one hit and struck out seven over four innings as the Washington Nationals closed out their spring training in Florida with a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets. Daniel Murphy singled in the first inning, his first at-bat in a major league game this spring. The Mets' second baseman has been slowed by a strained right intercostal muscle but he thinks he'll be ready Monday for opening day. Murphy also slid headfirst into second base tagging up on a fly ball. Adam LaRoche and Danny Espinosa each hit a solo home run in the second inning for the defending NL East champion Nationals. Gonzalez, who went 21-8 last season, showed he is ready for the regular season, allowing only a first-inning single by New York's Daniel Murphy.
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