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WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals will try to earn a split of their four-game series with the New York Mets on Sunday Dwight Gooden Jersey , one day after they were officially eliminated from postseason contention.Shortly after Saturday’s game got underway, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants to dash the Nationals’ wild-card hopes. Their bid for a third straight National League East crown ended Friday night when the Atlanta Braves won and they lost.“It stings,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said of being eliminated. “But we’ve still got seven more games … these guys don’t quit.”Article continues below ...The Nationals in fact turned in a stellar effort Saturday. Rookie Austin Voth and four relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Matt Wieters and Trea Turner homered in their 6-0 victory over the Mets.Voth allowed one infield hit in five innings while striking out five and walking two in his second major league start.“He kept us off balance,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “He had a good curveball, I thought. He was able to throw it for strikes … and then he got it down when he needed to, and his fastball command was pretty good.”The Mets lead the season series 10-8 with one game remaining.Washington, favored to win a third straight division title, slid into third place on June 22 and remained there.“You want to come out and win every year and have a chance to go into the playoffs, but it happens,” Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said of falling short. “That’s why it’s sports and that’s why sports are one of the greatest things in the world Keith Hernandez Jersey , because you never know what’s going to happen.”Mets left-hander Steven Matz (5-11, 4.03 ERA) opposes right-hander Erick Fedde (2-3, 5.02) on Sunday.Matz took his fourth straight no-decision Sept. 18 at Philadelphia. He pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits and five walks. In his last six starts, he has a 2.29 ERA.“He weathered the storm a bit and came back and started getting in a groove again, and hopefully he can continue to finish strong,” Callaway said. “I think it’s important to finish on a good note and come into next year ready to go.”He also homered for the second consecutive start, becoming the third Mets pitcher (Tom Seaver, 1972; Ron Darling, 1989) to do so. The solo shot came off Cy Young contender Aaron Nola, thereby helping teammate Jacob deGrom.“I told (deGrom) Jorge De La Rosa Jersey , ‘That was for my friend there,'” Matz told the New York Post after raising Nola’s ERA.The left-hander is making his sixth start against the Nationals this season after going 0-3 with a 5.48 in the first five outings. He took the loss the last time he faced them, Aug. 26 at Citi Field, despite pitching seven innings of one-run ball.Matz is 1-5 with a 3.63 ERA versus Washington in his career, including 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA at Nationals Park.Fedde, 25, will be making his 10th start of the season. Last time out he allowed two runs, two hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Marlins. He left after throwing 93 pitches and was unable to fix what was causing the walks.“That’s something I need to be better at,” Fedde told the Washington Post. “Whether you say it’s tough or not, it needs to be done.”He has yet to face the Mets this season and is 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA in one career start against them. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Edwin Jackson’s wife and children had been traveling the country to make sure they didn’t miss this milestone moment.Complete with an extra-large bottle of champagne that wife Erika had ready for the celebration of his 100th victory http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-taijuan-walker-jersey , too. He accomplished it with his 13th major league team, at last.Jackson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth for the special win and the Oakland Athletics rediscovered their offense to thump the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 on Monday night.”To look back where I’ve come from, to imagine having 100 wins, it’s definitely something that I never envisioned, I never pictured, but I’ve been blessed with a crazy, successful career,” Jackson said. ”To be able to do it with these guys in the fashion they did it tonight makes it even more special.”Afterward, 6-year-old son Exavier held the souvenir ball and posed for photos with his elated father, and the boy said he will ”put it in my room.”Jonathan Lucroy drove in three as the A’s used their signature power to clear the fences and get back on track after being swept in a three-game weekend series at Colorado, scoring four total runs at Coors Field following a season-best six-game winning streak.Mark Canha hit a solo homer in the second to give Jackson (2-2) the lead on the way to the right-hander’s first victory in exactly a month – since June 30 against Cleveland. Jackson struck out five Jarrod Dyson Jersey , gave up three hits and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.Stephen Piscotty homered leading off the eighth and Lucroy followed his early sacrifice fly with a two-run double in the inning. Jed Lowrie had a two-run double of his own three batters later.Nick Martini added an RBI double while Khris Davis also hit a sacrifice fly. Davis added a run-scoring single in the six-run eighth.Aledmys Diaz homered to start the ninth for Toronto.Oakland stayed perfect against the Blue Jays in 2018 after sweeping a four-game series at Toronto in May.Jackson got on a roll after he escaped trouble in the first, when he Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin to start the game.Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada (4-8) came off the disabled list from a left glute strain and allowed four runs over four innings in his first start since July 3.Oakland’s broadcast went commercial-free in honor of the late Hall of Famer Bill King to mark one year after he received the Ford C. Frick award.A’S TICKETSThe A’s are doing away with traditional season-ticket plans for next season in favor of a membership program that will allow fans to buy general admission tickets, reserve seats and also receive other special perks.JAYS TRADEThe Blue Jays acquired Ken Giles and a pair of pitching prospects from Houston for Roberto Osuna.Giles was expected to join Toronto on Tuesday in Oakland and will have a chance to close games, manager John Gibbons said.The 27-year-old Giles is 0-2 with 12 saves and a 4.99 ERA this season, and was currently in the minors.Giles punched himself in the face this season while heading to the dugout after giving up a three-run, ninth-inning homer to the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez on May 1.”We’ve had a lot of guys really come into their own once they come to this team,” Gibbons said. ”Hopefully that happens here. It’ll be a new start for him, too, which I’m sure he needs.”TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list with left calf tightness to clear room on the 40-man roster. He is doing plyometric jumping exercises and running with sprinting work to come this week. … Rookie 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (left knee/sprained ankle) had an MRI exam a day after getting hurt on an awkward slide attempt trying to stretch a single into a double at the White Sox. The results were being reviewed by the team’s medical staff and a foot and ankle specialist. … CF Kevin Pillar, who has a sternoclavicular (SC) joint sprain from a diving catch, began taking batting practice on the field. He is turning and running without restriction and could do diving and sliding work this week ttp://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-boxberger-jersey , the team said. … RHP Aaron Sanchez (bruised right index finger) is scheduled for a second bullpen session Tuesday.Athletics: OF Matt Joyce suffered a setback with his strained lower back a couple of days ago while swinging the bat and was being examined Monday by specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Southern California. … RHP Jharel Cotton, recovering from Tommy John surgery in March, was back in the clubhouse to see his teammates and is doing sock throws at this stage during his rehab.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 4.65 ERA) tries to win for the first time in 12 starts – going 0-3 during the stretch – since beating the Phillies on May 25.Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (2-2, 3.43) makes his 200th career start. He is 1-0 with a 5.65 ERA with nine walks in three outings since coming off the DL on July 12.—

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