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The Mets (20-22) snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Nationals (22-20) with a 5-2 win in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon >> Read a full recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.

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Need to know: Bartolo Colon won his second straight game and was stellar pitching eight strong innings striking out five and giving up only five hits and two runs. Colon threw 105 pitches and gave way to Jenryy Mejia in the ninth, who picked up his first save.  Colon improves to 3-5 on the season with a 5.34 ERA.

The Mets got off to a quick start in the first as Eric Campbell's two-run single scored Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Juan Lagares added an RBI single for a 3-0 first inning lead before Colon even took the mound.

The Mets tacked on two more in the third as Lagares smacked his second home run of the season -- this one a two-run shot -- off Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.

Colon did the rest as he went eight innings with little stress. He gave up a two-run homer to Ian Desmond in the fourth, but settled down to go eight innings, his longest stint of the season.

Lagares showed power with his second home run and had two hits and now has 14 RBIs on the season. Campbell also has two hits and is a cool 5 of 11 -- .455 average -- since making his season debut on May 10.

Gonzalez was battered in three innings for the Nationals giving up seven hits and five runs in three innings to fall to 3-4 on the season.

The Mets continue their three-game series with the Nationals on Sunday  with Zach Wheeler (1-3, 4.53 ERA) going against the Nats' Jordan Zimmerman (2-1, 3.59) in Washington D.C.

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