MICHAEL TAYLOR WITH FIRST MLB HIT, HOMER IN ROUT
The Washington Nationals needed a game like this.
After a disappointing weekend series with the Atlanta Braves, the Nats broke out in a big way against the New York Mets, slugging four home runs — including three in one inning — and Doug Fister tossed seven shutout innings as the Nats dumped the Mets 7-1 at Citifield in Queens.
The win, coupled with the Braves loss to the Dodgers, gives the Nats a five-game lead in the N.L. East.
One of the three homers hit in the sixth inning came from Michael Taylor, making his first start in the Major Leagues. [Read more...]