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Yunel Escobar

Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2

As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. and "Moondance" by Van Morrison practically wafted through the ballpark, young children ran around the bases as part of a family-friendly promotion normally reserved for Sunday afternoons. For the first time in years, the New York Mets are a late show worth watching. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep. "I've never been in a playoff atmosphere, but tonight sure felt like one," Duda said. Noah Syndergaard (6-5) struck out nine over eight...

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