Roger Bernadina hit a ninth-inning two-run homer off closer Francisco Rodriguez Wednesday to break a 4-4 tie and lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
It was just the second home run of Bernadina’s career, with the first of his career coming in the form of a fourth-inning solo shot off Mets starter Mike Pelfrey.
Pelfrey lost his no-hitter in the second inning on an Adam Dunn double for the 7,678th New York Mets game with no no-no. He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, striking out six in the no decision.
Pelfrey spotted the Nats a 2-0 lead, but helped his own cause in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single. Angel Pagan tied the game on a sacrifice fly.
The Mets’ other two runs came in the fifth on an Alex Cora single and a Jose Reyes double.