Edwin Jackson pitched seven effective innings, Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Jackson (2-3) allowed three runs, two earned, and three hits to earn his first win since April 14 against Cincinnati. The right-hander was 0-3 with a 3.33 ERA in his previous eight starts.

Sean Burnett pitched a perfect eighth and Tyler Clippard worked the ninth for his fifth save in six chances.

LaRoche connected against Jeremy Hefner (1-3) with one out in the first inning.

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