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MLB: New York Mets 7, Washington 1

April 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Harvey became the first four-game winner in the majors this year with a seven-inning effort Friday, pushing the New York Mets past Washington 7-1.

Harvey (4-0) allowed the lone Washington run on four hits and struck out seven. The Mets had lost at home to the Nationals eight straight times.

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Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both hit two home runs in support of Harvey. Davis had a solo shot in the sixth and a two-run blast in the eighth. Duda's homers were solo affairs, also coming in the sixth and eighth.

Stephen Strasburg (1-3) was unable to match Harvey, giving up four runs over six innings.

Washington suffered its fifth loss in seven games while the Mets ended a three-game skid.

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