Livan Hernandez turned in a quality start, but the Nationals were held to a sacrifice fly by Royce Clayton and an RBI single by Jose Vidro, falling to the Mets on Opening Day at Shea. Alfonso Soriano was called out at home on a very close play in the eighth inning.
Tom Glavine pitched six solid innings for the Mets, and David Wright slammed his first homer of the season. Xavier Nady went 4-for-4 in his New York debut, and Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his first save.
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