Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
NEW YORK -- R.A. Dickey had been given a one-run lead in the fifth inning Tuesday, and knowing the New York Mets' offense lately, he couldn't expect to get much more than that. But Dickey couldn't hold it, as Tyler Moore hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the top of the seventh to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 win at Citi Field. Bryce Harper set a career high with four hits, after manager Davey Johnson gave the rookie a challenge. Harper, who was 0-for-10 against Dickey entering the game, said before the game he didn't expect to start because he couldn't hit Dickey, but he picked up three hits against the knuckleballer. Jordan Zimmerman (11-8) allowed two runs on six hits in five innings, striking out six and walking three, as the Nationals beat New York for the second straight game. Up 2-1, Dickey was eight outs from tying Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez for the major league lead in wins. Gonzalez had secured his 19th victory the previous night against the Mets, a...
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