Mets rally again, top Nationals for eighth straight win

J.D. Davis’ sacrifice fly in the eighth inning Saturday night capped another comeback win for the scorching New York Mets, who beat the visiting Washington Nationals, 3-2.The Mets have won eight straight games and 15 of their past 16 dating back to July 25 to move within a half-game of the Nationals, who lead the NL wild-card race. New York was eight games back of the second wild card spot following the games of July 24.The Nationals have lost six of 10.Juan Soto’s second homer of the game in the eighth inning gave the Nationals a 3-2 lead, but Mets pinch-hitter Luis Guillorme led off the bottom half with his first career homer, a blast to right off Fernando Rodney (0-5).Joe Panik then reached on a throwing error by shortstop Trea Turner, after which Jeff McNeil chased Rodney with a single, Both runners advanced a base on a groundout by Amed Rosario. After Pete Alonso was intentionally walked, Davis, who homered in the fourth, flew out to deep right to score Panik.Seth Lugo (5-2) tossed the final two innings to earn the win for the Mets.