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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals gave up one run on four hits in seven innings against the Mets at Citi Field. He struck out 11. (July 25, 2012)

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets were swept in a three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche hits a two-run homer
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Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche hits a two-run homer during the seventh inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets. (July 25, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa scores a run past
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Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa scores a run past New York Mets catcher Josh Thole, during the fourth inning of the baseball game. (July 25, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Stephen Lombardozzi, right, tries to reach
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Washington Nationals' Stephen Lombardozzi, right, tries to reach third base on passed ball but is tagged out by New York Mets' David Wright during the third inning of the baseball game. (July 25, 2012)

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Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals celebrates
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Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his second-inning home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (July 25, 2012)

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (July 25, 2012)

Jeremy Hefner #53 of the New York Mets
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Jeremy Hefner #53 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (July 25, 2012)

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals gave up
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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals gave up one run on four hits in seven innings against the Mets at Citi Field. He struck out 11. (July 25, 2012)

R.A. Dickey (43) of the New York Mets
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R.A. Dickey (43) of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at CitiField. (July 24, 2012)

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Gio Gonzalez (47) of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Gio Gonzalez (47) of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets. (July 24, 2012)

Former New York Mets pitcher John Franco, left,
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Former New York Mets pitcher John Franco, left, shares a laugh with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson during batting practice. (July 24, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) throws
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) throws against the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game. (July 24, 2012)

New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas and Washington
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New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas and Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche (25) watch LaRoche's two-run home run off of Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) in the sixth inning. (July 24, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa (8) slides safely into
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Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa (8) slides safely into home plate as New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas (4) bobbles the ball in the sixth inning. (July 24, 2012)

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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals throws his
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals throws his bat after striking out in the third inning against the New York Mets. (July 24, 2012)

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the game against the New York Mets. (July 24, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Michael Morse greets Adam LaRoche (25)
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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse greets Adam LaRoche (25) at home plate after LaRoche hit a two-run home run off of New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey that scored Morse in the sixth inning. (July 24, 2012)

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches
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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 24 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

R.A. Dickey (43) of the New York Mets
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R.A. Dickey (43) of the New York Mets on the mound in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals. (July 24, 2012)

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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets looks
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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets looks on after surrendering a sixth inningv two run home run against Adam LaRoche. (July 24, 2012)

Ruben Tejada drops the ball while trying to
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Ruben Tejada drops the ball while trying to make a double play on Sandy Leaon's batted ball in the 10th inning. (July 23, 2012)

Andres Torres chases Ryan Zimmerman's bases-loaded double in
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Andres Torres chases Ryan Zimmerman's bases-loaded double in the 10th inning. (July 23, 2012)

David Wright talks to Pedro Beato in the
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David Wright talks to Pedro Beato in the 10th inning after Beato gave up six runs to the Nationals. (July 23, 2012)

Roger Bernadina is out at third base on
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Roger Bernadina is out at third base on Mark DeRosa's bunt attempt in the 10th inning as David Wright throws to first. (July 23, 2012)

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Dan Warthen leads a conference on the mound
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Dan Warthen leads a conference on the mound in the first inning. (July 23, 2012)

Jordan Zimmermann pitches to the Mets. (July 23,
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Jordan Zimmermann pitches to the Mets. (July 23, 2012)

Chris Young pitches against the Nationals. (July 23,
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Chris Young pitches against the Nationals. (July 23, 2012)

Bryce Harper, left, is greeted at home plate
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Bryce Harper, left, is greeted at home plate by Steve Lombardozzi after Harper hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Josh Thole watches. (July 23, 2012)

Jason Bay walks back to the dugout after
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Jason Bay walks back to the dugout after striking out to end the second inning. (July 23, 2012)

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Bryce Harper trots the bases after hitting a
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Bryce Harper trots the bases after hitting a first-inning two-run home run off Chris Young. (July 23, 2012)

Daniel Murphy misses the tag on Bryce Harper,
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Daniel Murphy misses the tag on Bryce Harper, who stole second, in the third inning. (July 23, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann wipes his
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann wipes his brow after giving up a fourth-inning solo home run to David Wright. (July 23, 2012)

David Wright hits a solo home run off
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David Wright hits a solo home run off Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning. (July 23, 2012)

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