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Nationals come back late, beat Mets 3-2

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  • Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) checks his throw to first as New York Mets' Jordany Valdespin (1) is safe at second during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Tuesday in Washington.

      Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) checks his throw to first as New York Mets' Jordany Valdespin (1) is safe at second during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Tuesday in Washington.
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WASHINGTON -- Steve Lombardozzi's sacrifice fly in the ninth Tuesday night gave the Washington Nationals their first late-inning comeback win of the season, capping a two-run rally for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.

The Nationals won for the first time this season when trailing after six innings. They snapped a two-game skid and moved back to .500 at 29-29.

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Against closer Bobby Parnell (4-2), Ryan Zimmerman led off the ninth with a double to right-center, barely beating the tag at second, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Adam LaRoche singled Zimmerman home to tie the game. Ian Desmond doubled to left-center and Roger Bernadina was intentionally walked to load the bases with none out for Lombardozzi, whose fly ball down the left-field line was more than sufficient to score LaRoche.

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