Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/20/14
NEW YORK-Adam LaRoche's two-run homer-the third of five straight two-out hits off R.A. Dickey-broke a tie and started a four-run sixth inning for the Washington Nationals, and Gio Gonzalez allowed an unearned run on two hits over seven strong innings as the Nationals beat the reeling New York Mets 5-2 on Tuesday. The Nationals' fourth straight win improved their National League-best record to 57-39 and assured they'd remain at least 41/2 games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The Mets lost for the 10th time in 11 games since the All-Star Break and fell to 47-50 overall. Dickey had allowed just three hits and one run until the Nationals got to him in a hurry in the sixth. Mike Morse singled before LaRoche's two-run homer deep into the right-field seats. Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina then singled before Jesus Flores' single to left scored Espinosa. Jason Bay's throw skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, which allowed Bernadina to s...
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