The Mets turned a pair of Nationals misplays into the go-ahead runs to snap a six-game losing streak in a 3-2 victory on Saturday at Citi Field.
Rightfielder Ian Desmond misjudged David Wright’s leadoff double in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game, starting in and allowing the ball to go over his head. Wright scored on a double by Jeff Francoeur to give the Mets the lead.
Francoeur later scored an insurance run on an error by first baseman Adam Dunn on a ball hit by Daniel Murphy. The Nationals closed to within 3-2 in the eighth on a throwing error by Mets reliever Sean Green.