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Mets’ 9th inning rally comes up short

NEW YORK (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field.

Rafael Soriano, Washington Nationals
Rafael Soriano of the Washington Nationals celebrates at Citi Field in Flushing. (Mike Stobe, Getty Images)

Rafael Soriano held on in the ninth inning after Travis d’Arnaud’s leadoff homer, getting the final two outs after the Mets put a pair of runners in scoring position.

Matt den Dekker was thrown out at home on pinch-hitter Eric Campbell’s grounder to shortstop.

Curtis Granderson hit a comebacker on the next pitch, giving Soriano his 27th save in 31 tries.

Bryce Harper and Kevin Frandsen each hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to make a winner of Jordan Zimmermann (8-5).

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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