NEW YORK — Noah Syndergaard brought his 100 mph heat and struck out 10, Curtis Granderson homered on Max Scherzer's first pitch, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to stop a four-game skid.
Daniel Murphy returned to Citi Field with a major league-best .400 batting average and drew two early standing ovations, then got booed. The former Mets postseason star got one of five hits Syndergaard (4-2) gave up in seven innings.
Michael Conforto also homered as the Mets sent the NL East leaders to their third straight loss. Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.
Scherzer (4-3) also struck out 10 in his...