Mets bats break through to back deGrom in 7-2 win over Nats

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WASHINGTON — Pinch-hitter Eric Campbell put New York ahead with his two-run single in the seventh inning, and a stagnant Mets lineup finally came through with several clutch hits to back Jacob deGrom in a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Fresh off his dominant display in the All-Star Game a week ago, deGrom (10-6) allowed two runs and three hits over six innings in surpassing his win total from last season. He struck out eight without a walk to beat the division-rival Nationals for the first time in four tries.

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year whiffed three American League batters on 10 pitches last Tuesday in Cincinnati.

After going 4 for 72 with runners in scoring position over their previous nine games, the Mets were 5 for 15 this time.

One of those hits was by Campbell, who was batting for deGrom when he knocked in Wilmer Flores and Kirk Nieuwenhuis to give New York a 3-2 lead.