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|Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:35|
Freddie Freeman had three hits on his 24th birthday, including his 20th home run. Chris Johnson had three hits to raise his average to .330.
Garcia (1-1) allowed five hits and one run. He was making a spot start in place of rookie left-hander Alex Wood, whose turn was skipped to give him a breather.
Three relievers completed a seven-hitter.
The crowd of 15,274 was the Marlins' smallest at home since July 1. They are last in the NL in attendance.
Brian Flynn (0-1), making his second major-league start, allowed six runs in four innings.
NATIONALS 7, METS 2
NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos homered off Aaron Harang in his Mets debut, and Washington completed a four-game sweep.
Anthony Rendon also connected for Washington, which outhomered the Mets 13-0 in a series that helped the Nationals remain on the fringe of the NL wild-card race.
Zimmerman added an RBI double in the eighth after Denard Span extended his career-best hitting streak to 23 games with a leadoff double. The Nationals won 17 of those games.
The Mets have lost nine of 11 and fallen to 64-81, ensuring a non-winning record in all five seasons at Citi Field.
Tanner Roark (6-0) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings of his second big league start.
Harang (0-1) allowed the three homers and a single in six innings, struck out 10 and walked one.