MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 2

Oct. 2, 2006 at 3:28 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The New York Mets scored all of their runs in the top of the second inning Sunday afternoon and beat the Washington Nationals, 6-2.

Julio Franco, Jose Valentin, and Paul Lo Duca all hit RBI singles; Anderson Hernandez hit a two-run triple; Carlos Delgado hit an RBI double; Valetin had three hits; while Shawn Green had a run and three hits for the NL East champion Mets (97-65), who won their final four games.

In relief, the winner was Guillermo Mota (3-0).

Both Ryan Church and Bernie Castro hit RBI singles; Church had three hits; Castro had two hits; and Jose Vidro had a run and two hits for the Nationals (71-91), who were playing their final game under Manager Frank Robinson, who is not being retained.

The losing pitcher was Ramon Ortiz (11-16).

Washington ended the season with a three-game losing streak.

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