NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Peacock pitched five impressive innings, blanking the Mets on a mere two singles and earning his first major league win Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals held off New York 2-0.
Center fielder Rick Ankiel made a diving catch in left-center on Jose Reyes' liner with runners at the corners for the final out.
The Nationals won their fourth in a row and improved to 70-77, topping last year's victory total. They also pulled into a virtual tie with the Mets for third place in the NL East - the franchise has not finished third or higher since 2002, when it played in Montreal.
Michael Morse and Jayson Werth hit RBI singles with two outs in the third after yet another error by third baseman David Wright, sending the Mets to their fifth straight loss.