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David Wright Hits Two Home Runs as Mets End 6-Game Losing Streak

July 19, 2012

David Wright hit two home runs and the New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 9-5 to halt their season-worst six-game losing streak.

Wright hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added a three-run shot in the fourth as the Mets opened a 9-1 lead at Nationals Park in Washington and held on for the win.

Ike Davis added a home run for the Mets. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings to improve his record to 13-1 on the season.

The Mets (47-45) avoided a second straight series sweep with the victory. Washington still has the best record in the National League after falling to 53-37.

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