David Wright drove in two runs with a tenth-inning double Friday night to lead the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals during a rainy night in the nation’s capital.
After Luis Castillo led off with the inning a single to right and Carlos Beltran drew a walk, Wright (4-for-5 on the night) lined a 2-2 pitch to the wall in right-center to score both.
Former National Tim Redding put in a stong start, giving up just one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out two. He lost his no-hitter in the second inning when gave up a single up the middle to Austin Kearns to make it 7,535 New York Mets games without a no-no.
The Mets got on the scoreboard in a second inning marred by two bad calls by the umpire crew – one for the Mets, one against.
After Wright led off with a bloop double, Wright tagged up up on a Daniel Murphy fly-out to center. Elijah Dukes clearly threw him out, but Wright was called safe. Wright then scored on a Fernando Tatis ground-out that he clearly beat out, but was called safe.
The Nationals got their only run in the fifth after Josh Bard led off with a double and pinch-hitter Alberto Gonzalez blooped in an RBI single to tie the game at 1.
Francisco Rodriguez got his 15th save of the season with a perfect bottom of the tenth.