Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) - Lucas Duda's fourth home run of the spring broke a tie game in the seventh inning and sent the New York Mets to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Travis d'Arnaud provided an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single and Zach Lutz plated New York's other run. Rafael Montero struck out three over 4 2/3 scoreless innings of work and Brandon Lyon locked down the save in the ninth.
Francisco Soriano had an RBI single to plate Washington's only run. Starter Gio Gonzalez was strong over six innings, surrendering four hits and one run while striking out three.