Ross solid as Nationals beat Mets 7-1

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Washington Nationals’ Starlin Castro, tight, beats the throw to New York Mets’ James McCann, left, and scores on a single by Joe Ross during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NEW YORK — Joe Ross tossed six solid innings and helped himself with an RBI single as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 7-1.

Yadiel Hernandez, a 33-year-old rookie who entered with six hits in 36 career at-bats, had two hits and two RBIs for the Nationals.

Six starters had an RBI and seven players got a hit for Washington, which finished with 10 singles and no extra-base hits.

Michael Conforto homered in the fourth for the Mets.

Marcus Stroman yielded five runs, four earned, and eight hits in four innings.

The Mets return to action Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Pre-game coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. on PIX11.

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