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Wilson Ramos Drives in 4, Nationals Beat Mets 6-3

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Ian Desmond #20 after scoring in the third inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on May 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 18: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Ian Desmond #20 after scoring in the third inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on May 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Wilson Ramos drove in four runs and Ian Desmond homered to help Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday.

Desmond’s solo shot tied the score in the second inning and Ramos’ two-run double in the third put the Nationals ahead for good. The catcher drove in two more with a bases-loaded single in the fifth off starter Zack Wheeler (1-4) for a 5-1 lead.

Zimmermann (3-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings for his first win in three starts. It came hours after Washington put left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano shut out the Mets over the final three innings. Washington’s bullpen pitched 13 scoreless innings in the series as the Nationals took two of three.

Soriano worked the ninth for his 10th save.

One day after New York snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Nationals, a scuffling Wheeler gave up five runs — three earned — and six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked two.

Juan Centeno hit a pair of RBI singles and Juan Lagares had a run-scoring single for the Mets, who have lost four of five. Washington is 5-1 against New York this season.

The Mets scored twice against Zimmermann in the sixth, but the rally ended when Centeno was thrown out at second base after his run-scoring hit.

Zimmermann, a .385 hitter this season, singled in the fifth and later scored on Ramos’ base hit.

Ramos doubled in two runs in the third after shortstop Ruben Tejada’s fielding error with a runner on and two outs kept the inning going.

Desmond has homered in back-to-back games.

Kevin Frandsen’s RBI groundout in the eighth added an insurance run for Washington.

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