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MLB News: Mets-Nationals rained out; single-admission doubleheader Tuesday

The New York Mets’ home game against the Washington Nationals Monday night was postponed due to rain.

Instead, the teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday in New York, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

The National League East foes have three games left on the docket, with the Mets (98-61) preparing for the playoffs and the Nationals (55-104) about to end the season with the worst record in baseball. The regular season ends Wednesday.

The Atlanta Braves swept the Mets in a three-game weekend series to overtake them for the NL East lead. The Braves’ magic number to clinch the division was one entering Monday’s game against the host Miami Marlins.

Carlos Carrasco (15-7, 3.95 ERA) was slated to start Monday against Washington’s Cory Abbott (0-4, 5.11). Originally scheduled for Tuesday’s game were the Mets’ Taijuan Walker (12-5, 3.59) and the Nationals’ Paolo Espino (0-8, 4.30). Those pitching plans were subject to change.

–Field Level Media

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