NYM 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 8
Date of game: 3/13/2013

Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

Viera, FL (Sports Network) - Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first inning, drove in four runs and scored twice to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win over the New York Mets in spring training action.

Danny Espinosa and Denard Span also reached home twice, while Jayson Werth and Tyler Moore scored once for the Nationals, who went 5-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Jordan Zimmermann got the start for Washington, allowing three runs -- one earned -- on four hits and had six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.

Colin Cowgill hit a solo shot off Drew Storen in the seventh inning for the Mets. Ike Davis, Marlon Byrd, Brian Bixler and Wilmer Flores each scored once.

Mets starter Matt Harvey allowed three runs -- two earned -- and fanned six in four innings.

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