The Washington Nationals had been held scoreless for 32-consecutive innings before erupting for 15-runs in the final innings of their three game series with the New York Mets on Sunday. 

Washington's Ryan Zimmerman had clubbed a two-run walk-off homer in the Nats' 8-7 win on Wednesday. The Nationals were shutout in three straight games since - including a pair of 3-0 losses to the Mets on Friday and Saturday - before they scratched across a run with an RBI ground-out in the sixth inning of Sunday's game to take a 1-0 lead.

Still with a 1-0 lead in eighth, Washington put up an 8-spot - their largest single inning total thus far this season - then scored six more times in the ninth.

Bryce Harper and Mark Reynolds - neither of whom were in Sunday's starting lineup - came off the bench to go a combined 3-for-4 with seven RBI's and four runs scored.

Paul Sewald was charged with five earned runs in just one-third of an inning of work. Corey Oswalt was later battered around in the ninth, yielding six earned run and six hits in a dreadful ninth inning.

Mets starter Steven Matz did put forth a solid outing but was dealt the loss to fall to 5-11. He got no run support while tossing seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball; he also struck out seven and walked just one before New York's bullpen disaster.



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