With two outs in the top of the seventh, second baseman Steve Lombardozzi took a swing at a R.A. Dickey 79 mph knuckleball and turned it into a single, his first hit since being called up to the Majors. Lombardozzi was then caught in a rundown and was tagged out at second. However, shortstop Brian Bixler was able to reach home on the play and put the Nats one run up on the Mets, 3-2. Closer Drew Storen entered in the ninth and shut the door on the Metropolitans for his 35th save of the year.
Reliever Todd Coffey ended up getting the win after he came in for starter Ross Detwiler in the sixth. Detwiler finished the night pitching 5.2 innings giving up two runs on three hits, walking three and striking out two.