Aug 1, 2011, 2:00 AM EST
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Rick Ankiel is congratulated after scoring the winning run.
After losing five straight series dating back to before the All-Star break, the Nationals finally broke through in a 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Washington took the win and the series on an Ian Desmond walk-off single that bounced off Mets’ pitcher Bobby Parnell’s glove.
It was a win that, while not pretty, could be just what the club needs to get back on the road to .500.
“That stopped the bleeding,” outfielder Jayson Werth said. “It’s a good day, we won the series and hopefully we can build on it.”
Werth and the Nationals have had a year of ebbs and flows, but just recently they lost a season-high six straight games. Now with two consecutive victories and a much-needed series win, there was a sense in the clubhouse that maybe things are back on the way up.
Read Chase Hughes’ full game story on CSNwashington.com.
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