Matzusaka, Detwiler look strong; Mets top Nats 7-5

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ross Detwiler stated their cases for jobs as No. 5 starters as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Thursday.

Matsuzaka allowed one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks, while Detwiler also gave up one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two.

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, roughed up in his first two spring training outings, pitched a scoreless inning and struck out David Wright.

Washington's Brock Peterson hit a three-run homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three RBIs and Josh Satin drove in two for New York.


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