Doug Fister breezed through his latest dominant outing against the Mets, and the Washington Nationals held on for their second straight 1-0 win over New York at Citi Field on Sunday.
It was the first time in franchise history, dating to the team's Montreal debut in 1969, the Nationals won consecutive 1-0 games, according to STATS.
Ryan Zimmerman blooped an RBI single in the first inning, and the Nationals took three of four from the NL East leaders to make it 17 victories in their last 19 tries in Queens. A heavy favorite to win the division, Washington has won five of six behind its vaunted rotation following a six-game losing streak.
Nationals reliever Matt Thornton struck out Lucas Duda with two runners in scoring position in the eighth, and Aaron Barrett whiffed cleanup man Michael Cuddyer to end the inning. Drew Storen pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Prior to Gio Gonzalez's win Saturday night, saved by Storen, the Nationals had not won 1-0 on the road since May 15, 2008, also against the Mets.
Fister (2-1) threw 68 of 89 pitches for strikes before a quick hook from manager Matt Williams with a runner on second and one out in the seventh. Tanner Roark, one of four relievers who combined to finish a five-hitter, kept New York off the scoreboard.
Fister allowed those five hits and walked none while improving to 5-0 with a 0.82 ERA in five starts against the Mets, who have dropped five of six. They are 3-7 since their 11-game winning streak.
Dillon Gee (0-2) was chased in the sixth. He has lasted at least five innings in 51 straight starts, breaking the previous club record held by Dwight Gooden (1987-89). It is the longest active streak in the majors.