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Mets sweep Nats to close in on 1st place

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NEW YORK (AP) As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. and "Moondance" by Van Morrison practically wafted through the ballpark, young children ran around the bases as part of a family-friendly promotion normally reserved for Sunday afternoons.

For the first time in years, the New York Mets are a late show worth watching.

Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep.

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AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 S. Kazmir, Hou2.10
2 S. Gray, Oak2.12
3 D. Keuchel, Hou2.35
4 D. Price, Det2.53
5 C. Archer, TB2.54
6 H. Santiago, LAA2.70
7 F. Hernandez, Sea3.02
8 C. Sale, CWS3.20
9 E. Volquez, KC3.20
10 W. Chen, Bal3.24
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 Z. Greinke, LAD1.41
2 J. deGrom, NYM2.09
3 M. Scherzer, Was2.22
4 G. Cole, Pit2.29
5 C. Kershaw, LAD2.37
6 S. Miller, Atl2.44
7 C. Martinez, StL2.61
8 J. Cueto, Cin2.62
9 J. Arrieta, ChC2.62
10 J. Lackey, StL2.78
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