Recap: The Mets dropped the rubber game of their three-game series in Washington, 5-3, in 13 innings.
Need to Know: Bryce Harper struck his fourth home run of the season in the 13th inning off Mets reliever Carlos Torres to lift the Nats. Ian Desmond struck a home run and drove in three runs. The Mets trailed 3-1 entering the seventh inning but tied the score thanks to Eric Young Jr.’s sacrifice fly and Curtis Granderson’s RBI single with two outs. Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed just three runs and six hits in six innings, and did not factor in the decision.
Game Ball: Harper had two hits, including the walk-off homer against Torres.
Up Next: The Mets will send Bartolo Colon (10-9, 4.12) to the mound in the opener of their four-game, wrap-around series with the Phillies. A.J. Burnett (6-11, 4.16) will start for the Phillies. First pitch will be 7:05 p.m.