McNeil’s triple helps Mets recover to beat Nationals 9-8

New York Mets relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after the final out against the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK — Jeff McNeil snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI triple and the New York Mets squandered a pair of multi-run leads before recovering to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Thursday night.