Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

In Strasburg's slot, Lannan leads Nats over Mets

Thursday - 9/13/2012, 11:14am  ET

By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK - John Lannan pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his first start since replacing Stephen Strasburg in Washington's starting rotation, and the Nationals lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to six with a 2-0 win over the punchless New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Ryan Zimmerman homered in the fourth off rookie Matt Harvey (3-5) and Ian Desmond connected off Jon Rauch in the eighth, helping the Nationals complete a three-game sweep and close in on the capital's first postseason baseball berth since the original Washington Senators in 1933.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)