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Washington Nationals lose against New York Mets on opening day; 5-1

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The New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 in manager Buck Showalter’s debut, with Mark Canha and Starling Marte driving in runs to back up Tylor Megill’s five shutout innings.

Canha and Marte were both signed as free agents by the Mets this offseason.

Megill, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, joined the majors last June and took over as the injured Jacob deGrom’s opening-day starter. Megill struck out three batters and did not walk a single one.

Juan Soto’s 99th career home run drove in Washington’s lone run. Patrick Corbin took the loss after allowing two runs in four and a half innings.

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Ashton Horne is an upcoming writer who currently resides in Harford County. He currently interns for TheDMVDaily as a journalist.

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