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Detwiler shines, helps Nats give Mets 1st loss

An errant throw from Washington Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez bounces behind second baseman Danny Espinosa after Ruben Tejada's ninth-inning bunt in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the New York Mets in a baseball game in New York, Monday, April 9, 2012. Mike Baxter was safe at third and Tejada reached second on the play. An errant throw from Washington Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez bounces behind second baseman Danny Espinosa after Ruben Tejada's ninth-inning bunt in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the New York Mets in a baseball game in New York, Monday, April 9, 2012. Mike Baxter was safe at third and Tejada reached second on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
By Rick Freeman
AP Sports Writer / April 10, 2012
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NEW YORK—Ross Detwiler pitched five scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals beat New York 6-2 Tuesday, handing the Mets their first loss of the season on the same night they learned that David Wright had broken a finger.

Detwiler (1-0), a surprise addition to the back of the Nationals, allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one.

Ian Desmond homered off Dillon Gee (0-1) leading off the game, and Jayson Werth had four hits of the Nationals' 13 hits and drove in a run.

New York said during the game that Wright's right pinky was broken a night earlier when he dived back to a base.

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