WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jordan Zimmermann didn't quite pick up where he left off in 2014, when he threw a no-hitter to close the regular season, but he only allowed one run in six innings Wednesday night, and Ryan Zimmerman's two-run homer and pair of nifty defensive plays lifted the Nationals past the Mets 2-1.

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammate Ian Desmond after hitting a two RBI home run at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Rob Carr, Getty Images)

After getting the Nationals' first franchise no-no against the Marlins in September, Zimmermann (1-0) made it until the fifth batter this time before giving up a hit, a single to Daniel Murphy, who eventually scored on Travis d'Arnaud's single.

New York got five hits off the righty, who struck out four in a game that started 56 minutes late because of the threat of rain. Zimmermann outpitched reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom (0-1), who served up Zimmerman's shot to left off a 94 mph fastball in the first inning.

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