Schwarber hits 3 homers, Nats beat Mets 5-2, take 3 of 4

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Washington Nationals’ Kyle Schwarber takes a curtain call after he hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber homered three times and tied a major league record with five in a two-game span, leading the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 5-2  to take three of four in the series.

Schwarber set a Nationals/Montreal Expos record by homering nine times in a 10-game span, increasing his total to 18 this season with his first career three homer-game.

Moved in the leadoff spot on June 12, Schwarber had four RBIs for the second straight game.

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