Found August 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
WASHINGTON -- Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper both homered, and starter Gio Gonzalez earned his 16th victory as the Washington Nationals scored a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Gonzalez improved to 16-6, although he struggled at times during his 5 2/3 innings. He never got the side out in order and gave up one run on seven hits while needing 110 pitches. The left-hander now is tied with Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati for the most wins in the National League. Gonzalez got help from relievers Craig Stammen and Michael Gonzalez before Tyler Clippard closed it in the ninth for his 27th save. The game began after a rain delay of two hours, 26 minutes, and Washington (75-46) bounced back after the Mets blanked them Saturday night. This victory increased the Nationals' lead over the Braves to five games in the National League East, as Atlanta lost to Los Angeles earlier in the day. Washington took some pressure off Gonzalez with four early runs that the...
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