WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond's infield bouncer in the ninth inning drove in the game-winning run Sunday, lifting Washington to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Desmond then chopped a bouncer over Parnell's head. Mets second baseman Willie Harris grabbed it and threw home but Flores slid in under the tag with the decisive run.
The rally made a winner of Drew Storen (6-2), despite yielding the tying run in the top of the ninth Scott Hairston's second homer of the game, a solo homer.
Nationals starter Jason Zimmermann hurled six shutout innings, giving up seven hits, walking one and fanning six.
Hairston also delivered a bases-empty homer in the seventh for the Mets, who dropped the rubber match of a three-game set at Nationals Park.