VIERA, Fla. – Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ross Detwiler stated their cases for jobs as No. 5 starters as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Thursday.
Matsuzaka allowed one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks, while Detwiler also gave up one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two.
Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, roughed up in his first two spring training outings, pitched a scoreless inning and struck out David Wright.
Washington's Brock Peterson hit a three-run homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three RBIs and Josh Satin drove in two for New York.