Posted September 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Washington Nationals know time is running out to make a late run to the wild card. They'll try to win their third straight game and fifth in six overall Monday when they visit the New York Mets. The reigning NL East champ, Washington (73-69) gave itself a chance late last month, winning eight of nine before the Mets (64-77) took two of three in the nation's capital. The Nationals won the last two games of their three-game set with Miami, capped with Sunday's 6-4 victory as Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 19 games - the longest active streak in the majors. "I liked the way our lineup's swinging the bat," manager Davey Johnson told the team's official website. "We just need to continue. We can't afford to have any lapses. We've got to win them all." Gio Gonzalez (9-6, 3.49 ERA) will try to keep Washington's momentum going against one of his favorite foes as he tries to win a third straight start. He overcame three ...
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