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Denard Span

Nats get to Harvey early, top Mets 7-2 to open 'big' series

With two men on, Washington Nationals center fielder Michael A. Taylor made a long run for a nice grab of a deep fly ball before bumping into the out-of-town video scoreboard to end the fifth inning. "I was thinking 'triple' right out of the box," Mets batter Eric Campbell would say later. Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez sure appreciated the effort, raising his index finger to point in Taylor's direction. "You've got to show love," Gonzalez said, "when love is due." Gonzalez got plenty of defensive help, Clint Robinson's two-run double provided the biggest blow as the Nationals jumped on Matt Harvey for five runs in the first three...