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Ian Desmond hits 1 of Nationals' 4 homers in 11-5 win over Mets

  • Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond hits a solo home run in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond hits a solo home run in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, celebrates his solo home run with Jayson Werth in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, celebrates his solo home run with Jayson Werth in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Gio Gonzalez pitched one-hit ball for two innings in his spring training debut, Ian Desmond homered for the second straight day and the Washington Nationals roughed up a New York Mets' split-squad in an 11-5 victory Wednesday.

Outfielder Brian Goodwin hit a two-run homer for Washington, and catcher Sandy Leon connected for a three-run shot and third baseman Matt Skole had a two-run drive in a seven-run eighth inning.

Zach Lutz had two hits including a solo homer in the ninth for the Mets, who also got a two-run single from shortstop Anthony Seratelli.