Nationals edge Mets

Nationals edge Mets

Justin Maxwell scored on a fielder's choice from Ian Desmond in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Washington Nationals slipped past the New York Mets 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Washington cashed as -115 home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 9-run total set by sportsbooks.

Desmond finished 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Nationals, as Tyler Clippard picked up the win in relief of starter J.D. Martin for Washington.

Angel Pagan was 3-for-5 with a run batted in for New York, while Sean Green took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Mets.