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Josh Thole's Walk-Off Homer Gives Mets The Win

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Josh Thole's third home run of the year ended the game in the 10th inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 victory over the Nationals.

Hisanori Takahashi (10-6) threw two scoreless innings of relief to get the win behind Pat Misch, who tossed eight innings of three-hit ball, giving up one run on Mike Morse's homer in the seventh inning. The left-hander also finished with a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Ike Davis also homered for New York, which snapped a three-game slide.

Jordan Zimmermann gave up just three hits and a run over six frames for Washington, which has dropped three of four.

Tyler Clippard (11-7) entered in the ninth with a 16 2/3 consecutive inning scoreless streak and got one quick out before Thole turned on a 3-1 fastball and blasted it to right.

The dramatic win came on the same day it was reported that Mets general manager Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel will not return to their roles with the team next season.

Davis jumped all over a first-pitch fastball in the fourth inning and sent it deep to right for his 19th home run of the season.

Misch set down 14 of 15 hitters before Morse managed to poke a 2-1 changeup over the center field wall in the seventh to tie the game.

Game Notes

Davis is two RBI shy of tying Darryl Strawberry's rookie club record of 74 set in 1983. He is also tied for second on the same list in home runs (Strawberry, 26)...The Mets did not record a hit between home runs...The season series is tied, 8-8.