Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night.
The Nationals trailed 5-2 entering the seventh, but scored once in that inning on Wilson Ramos' run-scoring single and added three in the eighth.
The victory moved Washington within 6 1/2 games of Cincinnati for the final National League wild card berth. The Reds lost at Colorado 7-4 on Sunday.
Recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, reliever Erik Davis (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth.
Rafael Soriano, Washington's sixth pitcher, finished the Mets off in the ninth for his 36th save.
Gonzalez Germen (1-2) allowed one run after Scott Rice gave up two in the eighth.
Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda each drove in two runs, and Matt de Dekker smacked his first career home run for the Mets. New York last swept a series from Washington May 25-27, 2009.
Rice entered in the eighth with the Mets leadin...