Mets edge Nats to end 6-game slide

Mets starter Tim Redding delivers a pitch in

Mets starter Tim Redding delivers a pitch in the first inning. (September 19, 2009) Photo Credit: AP

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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.

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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.

Tim Redding (3-6) allowed two runs (one earned) in seven-plus innings for the Mets. Long Beach native John Lannan (9-12) gave up three runs in seven innings for Washington.

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