Down in the Nation's Capital, the Mets took the final game of their three game series against the Nationals, winning 6-3. The win stops the 4-game losing streak and only came after the Mets scored three runs in the 9th. Miguel Cairo had a sac fly to score the first run and Carlos Beltran had a double to knock in the other two. Braden Looper had another heart stopping performance despite not giving up any runs in the bottom of the 9th. He allowed a triple and a walk before picking up the save.

Cliff Floyd, the new cleanup hitter for the Mets, extended his hit streak to 17 games, the longest in the majors this season. Floyd was 2-5 with 1 RBI and is batting .368 on the season. Mike Piazza, the former cleanup hitter, has moved to 5th in the lineup and is sandwiched between the left handed bats of Floyd and Doug Mientkiewicz.

The win comes after Saturday's game was called in the 8th inning because of poor field conditions. After a 3-run 8th inning rally by the Mets, the games 2nd rain delay drenched the field for 31 minutes before it was covered. When the rain finally stopped, the conditions were too poor to continue and the Mets picked up the loss. On Sunday, the Mets filed a protest of the game.

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