Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Harvey outdueled Stephen Strasburg to become the first four-game winner in the majors this season, while Ike Davis and Lucas Duda each belted a pair of home runs to help the New York Mets to a 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Harvey (4-0) held the Nationals to one run on four hits while striking out seven over seven outstanding innings, with the effort enabling the Mets to stop a string of eight straight losses to their National League East rival in their home park.
The young righty received plenty of support from the combo of Davis and Duda, who combined for five RBI in the opener of this three-game series.
Strasburg (1-3) served up two of the long balls and was reached for four runs, two of which were unearned, while fanning six over six innings of work.
Chad Tracy knocked in Washington's lone run with a seventh-inning single, one of only four hits for the defending NL East champs as they fell for the fifth time in their last seven outings.