7,537: Mets score early, Livan holds Nats scoreless in 7-1 win

That’s better

The Mets scored five first-inning runs and Livan Hernandez threw seven scoreless innings Sunday for a 7-0 victory against the Washington Nationals.

Livan Hernandez gave up just four hits and four walks to improve to 5-1 on the season. He lost his no-hitter in the third inning when Cristian Guzman singled to make it 7,537 New York Mets games without a no-no.

The Mets quickly got on the scoreboard when Alex Cora drew a leadoff walk and Fernando Martinez followed by driving a sinker to deep center for an RBI double. After Martinez advanced to third on a Carlos Beltran ground-out and Wright drew a walk and stole second, Martinez scored on a wild pitch.

Daniel Murphy (2-for-4) made it 3-0 by driving in Wright with an RBI single, and Ryan Church (2-for-5) followed with a double to deep center but Razor Shines held up Murphy at third. Murphy scored and Church advanced to third on a Brian Schneider sac fly to right, and Church made it 5-0 by scoring on Craig Stammen’s second wild pitch of the inning.

Wright (2-for-3) singled home Cora in the seventh and Beltran knocked home Martinez in the ninth with a double to add a couple more runs.

Next up is the Phillies.

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