(AP) -- The red-hot Washington Nationals are drawing closer to clinching home-field advantage in the National League playoffs. They don't appear poised to let up entering a three-game set with the New York Mets, whom they've dominated over the last 12 months.
Washington seeks a 13th win in 16 games Tuesday night against the visiting Mets.
The Nationals (91-64) return home following a 9-2 trip, which included taking three of four from New York. They beat Miami 2-1 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep as they try to hold off Los Angeles and St. Louis for the league's best record.