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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets fell to the Washington Nationals, 3-2, Sunday in the final game of a three-game set at Nationals Park.

Matt den Dekker #6 of the Mets rounds
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Matt den Dekker #6 of the Mets rounds the bases after hitting his first career home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the Mets pitches in
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the Mets pitches in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Ross Ohlendorf #43 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Ross Ohlendorf #43 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

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Ross Ohlendorf #43 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Ross Ohlendorf #43 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals forces
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Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals forces out Omar Quintanilla #3 of the Mets to start a double play in the second inning at Nationals Park.

Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets talks with
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets talks with Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after they collide in the first inning at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets collides with
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets collides with Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets warms up
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets warms up before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

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Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper collides with
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Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper collides with Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, as Murphy tags Harper for the first out of a double play during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) throws during
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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (43) throws
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (43) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, starting pitcher
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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and shortstop Ian Desmond talk on the mound during the first inning of a baseball game against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Mets center fielder Matt den Dekker (6) celebrates
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Mets center fielder Matt den Dekker (6) celebrates with pitching coach Dan Warthen (59) after den Dekker's solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals. (Sept. 1, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) throws during
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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2013)

Mets' Juan Lagares (12) gets a fist-bump from
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Mets' Juan Lagares (12) gets a fist-bump from Eric Young Jr. (22) after scoring from third on a bases-loaded walk to Zack Wheeler during the third inning against the Washington Nationals. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets' Matt den Dekker (6) steals second against
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Mets' Matt den Dekker (6) steals second against Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) during the third inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers against the Washington Nationals during the second inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren (15) walks
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren (15) walks to the dugout after he was pulled from a baseball game against the New York Mets during the third inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

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Mets' Omar Quintanilla (3) and Matt den Dekker
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Mets' Omar Quintanilla (3) and Matt den Dekker (6) celebrate after they scored on a single by Eric Young Jr. during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud (15) gets a fist-bump from
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Mets' Travis d'Arnaud (15) gets a fist-bump from manager Terry Collins, bottom, after scoring against the Washington Nationals during the second inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud (15) is greeted by teammate
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Mets' Travis d'Arnaud (15) is greeted by teammate Eric Young Jr. (22) after scoring against the Washington Nationals during the second inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Dan Haren #15 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Dan Haren #15 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2013)

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Zack Wheeler #45 of the Mets pitches in
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Zack Wheeler #45 of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Dan Haren #15 of the Washington Nationals reacts
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Dan Haren #15 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a run in the third inning against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, reaches out
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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, reaches out to tag Mets' Josh Satin (13) during the third inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets' Ike Davis reacts after batting against the
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Mets' Ike Davis reacts after batting against the Washington Nationals during the third inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mets' Ike Davis, center, is tended to by
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Mets' Ike Davis, center, is tended to by a trainer and manager Terry Collins (10) as he leaves the game after being injured while batting during the third inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers against the Washington Nationals during the first inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Musician Gavin DeGraw throws out the ceremonial first
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Musician Gavin DeGraw throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Mets. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren delivers against
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren delivers against the Mets during the first inning. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals
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Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals throws to a Mets batter during the second inning at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals
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Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals throws to a Mets batter during the first inning at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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Shortstop Omar Quintanilla of the Mets throws out
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Shortstop Omar Quintanilla of the Mets throws out Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals for the second out of the second inning at first base at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the second inning at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Mets' Ike Davis celebrates his two-run home run
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Mets' Ike Davis celebrates his two-run home run with his teammates during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Aug. 30, 2013.

Mets' Ike Davis hits a two-run home run
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Mets' Ike Davis hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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Washington Nationals' Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates his solo
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Washington Nationals' Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates his solo home run with teammates during the third inning of a baseball game against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

National Symphony Orchestra violinist Glenn Donnellan uses a
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National Symphony Orchestra violinist Glenn Donnellan uses a modified Louisville Slugger bat as an instrument to play the national anthem before during a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Mets at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Mets at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) fields a
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Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) fields a ball hit by Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee throws during the
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Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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