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Date of game: 8/30/2013

Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Dillon Gee tossed 7 2/3 strong innings to help the New York Mets take the opener of a three-game set from the Washington Nationals, 3-2.

Ike Davis cranked his ninth home run for New York while Daniel Murphy scored twice and contributed two hits in the victory, including his third double in his last two games.

Gee (10-9) was tagged for two runs on six hits while striking out three. He has now gone at least six innings in 12 straight outings.

"I just want to give the team a chance to win every time I'm out there," Gee said. "I feel like if I do that then I'll be happy."

Jordan Zimmermann (15-8) failed to become the National League's first 16- game winner after getting reached for all three runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Wilson Ramos broke a scoreless tie in the home half of the third inning when he drove a hanging breaking ball out to left for a solo home run.

New York claimed the lead a half inning later on Davis' opposite field blast to left. Murphy, who singled to lead off the frame, scored in front of Davis to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.

"It was a changeup that was up a little bit," Zimmermann said of Davis' homer.

The Mets added a crucial insurance run in the top of the eighth. Murphy doubled and scored with two outs when Andrew Brown hit a dribbler to Ryan Zimmerman at third base. Zimmerman's throw to Adam LaRoche at first landed short of the bag, allowing Brown to reach safely while Murphy crossed home plate.

Steve Lombardozzi, pinch-hitting with two away in the eighth, launched the second pitch he saw from Gee over the fence in right to bring the Nats within a run at 3-2. Gee then surrendered singles to Denard Span and Zimmerman before giving way to lefty Scott Rice, who retired Bryce Harper to hold the Mets' lead.

Forty-year-old LaTroy Hawkins came on in the ninth and retired the side in order for his sixth save of the season.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Vic Black became the final player sent to New York in a deal that saw the Mets ship John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets had previously received Dilson Herrera in the deal ... Travis d'Arnaud had two hits for the first time in his major league career ... New York hit 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... The loss snaps Washington's three-game winning streak ... Span extended his hitting streak to 13 games, while Harper's 11-game streak came to an end.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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