Nationals’ beat Mets 12-0, stop 11-game slide



VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth and Roger Bernadina hit first-inning home runs off Matt Harvey to back Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 12-0 Sunday to stop an 11-game winless streak.

Desmond homered leading off, Werth hit a two-run drive and Bernadina had a solo homer in a five-run first. Washington had gone 0-10-1 since defeating St. Louis 8-4 in March 12.

Bernadina had three hits and four RBIs, Ryan Zimmerman and Danny Espinosa each had three hits and three runs for Washington, which had 17 hits. The first four batters in the Nationals’ batting order combined to go 10 for 22.

Strasburg allowed five hits in five innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Jason Bay bruised his right forearm when hit by a Strasburg fastball in the third.

Harvey, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, gave up five runs and seven hits in one inning.