Joe Blanton

Mets Split Doubleheader With Nationals

Sean Doolittle allowed a run before improving to 13-for-13 in save opportunities with Washington, and the Nationals took advantage of four straight walks by Mets pitchers to win 5-4 Sunday night, salvaging a doubleheader split.

Doolittle gave up an RBI single to Jose Reyes with two outs in the ninth, but then got Juan Lagares to line out to left to stay perfect in save chances since a mid-July trade from Oakland. Doolittle was brought in to stabilize Washington's problematic bullpen and has a 3.00 ERA in 18 appearances with the NL East leaders.

Tanner Roark pitched six innings, allowing three runs, and Adam Lind had a homer and two RBI for Washington in the nightcap....

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