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Johan ends slide
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Mets 7, Nationals 2
Johan Santana beat the Nationals for the first time in his career. (AP)
The perfect antidote to the Mets' three-game slide was Johan Santana, who hurled seven strong innings, while also contributing two doubles. Behind a three-run sixth inning, which untied the game, the left-handed ace won his third game of the season.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (11-9)
Won 1
NY Mets 7, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (6-16)
Lost 1
April 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2   7 11 0
Washington
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 4/23/08  |  Recap: NYM | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Nationals stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5000014.263
Castillo, 2B5121011.246
Wright, 3B4100112.311
Beltran, CF4220102.232
Church, RF5122012.342
Delgado, 1B5011003.208
Pagan, LF4111001.304
Schneider, C3111110.309
Santana, P2020100.231
  a-Anderson, PH1000002.063
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3871164517 

a-Flied out for Santana in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (8, Redding), Santana 2 (3, Redding, King).
TB: Castillo 2; Beltran 3; Church 2; Delgado; Pagan; Schneider; Santana 4.
RBI: Delgado (9), Castillo (3), Pagan (12), Schneider (8), Church 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Castillo; Church 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo; Delgado; Wright; Reyes; Anderson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan 2 (2, 2nd base off King/Nieves, 3rd base off King/Nieves), Reyes (4, 2nd base off Redding/Nieves), Castillo (5, 2nd base off Colome/Nieves).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Reyes-Delgado).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B4000012.255
Guzman, SS4020000.312
Zimmerman, 3B4000012.215
Johnson, 1B4000012.209
Kearns, RF3000100.205
Milledge, CF4000021.271
Pena, LF4120001.147
Nieves, C4120011.267
Redding, P2012012.222
  King, P0000000.000
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  a-Boone, PH0000100.263
  Hanrahan, P0000000.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
Totals332722711 

a-Walked for Rivera in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Redding (1, Santana).
TB: Guzman 2; Pena 2; Nieves 2; Redding 2.
RBI: Redding 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Redding 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redding; Johnson; Lopez; Nieves.
GIDP: Lopez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Zimmerman (2, throw).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 3-2)7.07221403.12
Sanchez (H, 2)1.00000100.00
Wagner 1.00001200.00
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redding (L, 3-2)5.04333303.67
King 0.23220005.68
Rivera 1.10000004.30
Hanrahan 1.02000106.08
Colome 1.02221102.63

Redding pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Santana 97-64, Sanchez 12-7, Wagner 19-10, Redding 97-54, King 16-11, Rivera 11-7, Hanrahan 18-13, Colome 31-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 11-6, Sanchez 0-2, Wagner 0-1, Redding 10-2, King 1-1, Rivera 3-1, Hanrahan 0-2, Colome 1-1.
Batters faced: Santana 28, Sanchez 3, Wagner 4, Redding 22, King 5, Rivera 4, Hanrahan 5, Colome 6.
Inherited runners-scored: King 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:03.
Att: 32,780.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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