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Nimmo HRs again, but Mets can’t beat the Nationals

The Nationals and Mets matched up for the final time this season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, so it was fitting for one final matchup between their respective aces, Max Scherzer from Washington and Jacob deGrom of New York.

Scherzer outdueled deGrom to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory, which secured home-field advantage for Washington in the National League Division Series. The Nats will almost certainly have Bryce Harper back for that NLDS, and manager Dusty Baker said Harper could be activated as early as Monday night’s game against the Phillies, although the Nationals were still trying to “make up their mind.”

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