Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso both hit home runs and the Mets’ bullpen hang on to beat the Nationals 5-3 on Monday at Citi Field. >> Box score
Five things to know about Monday’s game
1) Rosario and Alonso both hit solo homers off Patrick Corbin in the first inning. Rosario hit an 0-2 fastball to center field to make it 1-0, and two batters later Alonso hit a 1-2 fastball to left-center for his 15th home run of the season.
2) Robert Gsellman pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the top of the eighth inning and Edwin Diaz pitched out of a two-on, no-out jam unscathed as the Mets snapped a five-game losing streak. After a HBP and a single, Diaz got a lineout, a fielder’s choice and a flyout for his 11th save of the season.
3) The Mets, who had been shut out each of the past two games, scored twice in the first inning and twice in the third on a Todd Frazier RBI single and a Carlos Gomez RBI double to make it 4-0.
4) Starting pitcher Wilmer Font gave up two runs, three hits and four walks in four innings. Drew Gagnon pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
5) Washington scored twice in the fourth inning and once in the eighth to cut it to 4-3, but Dominic Smith had a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to make it a 5-3 game.
Zack Wheeler (3-3, 4.85 ERA) faces Erick Fedde (0-0, 3.38 ERA) in the second game of a four-game series on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.