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Nats rally for 7 runs in ninth in wild victory over Mets

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A few cheering fans caught the attention of Nationals manager Dave Martinez as he finally began his nightly debrief with reporters.

“Thank you for staying,” Martinez said.

They couldn’t have been blamed for leaving early. No doubt, they’re glad they didn’t.

Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning comeback in Nationals franchise history with a game-ending, three-run homer, helping Washington score seven runs in its final at-bat to stun the New York Mets 11-10 Tuesday night.

“With the at-bats everyone was putting on that inning, I didn’t want to kill the rally,” Suzuki said after the game. “I wanted to come through just like everyone else was.”

Mets relievers Paul Sewald, Luis Avilan and Edwin Diaz pitched through the meltdown, retiring just one batter while Washington rallied for its 20th win in 26 games. The Nationals/Expos franchise had never won a game after trailing by at least six runs in the ninth or later.

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