Nationals Defeat Mets, 5-3

Published 08/08 2014 09:27AM

Updated 08/08 2014 09:40AM

After a lopsided win for each team to start the series, the Mets and the NL East-leading Nationals faced off in an afternoon matinee, winner takes the series.

Game tied at 3 in the 9th, Bryce Harper with a chance to be the hero, Familia strikes him out on a pitch in the dirt and we head to extra innings.

And Harper gets another chance, 13th inning, Harper takes Carlos Torres the other way deep to left, 2-run shot, fans go nuts, Harper is relieved.

There was talk of sending him down to the minors but I think this took care of that.

Nationals win 5-3.

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