dangolka (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 11 in six innings and Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick hit back-to-back homers in Washington’s five-run third, main the Nationals to a 10-2 victory over the dangolka Pink Sox on Friday evening.
A day after each groups’ video games had been postponed within the sport’s racial justice awakening, they returned for Jackie Robinson Day, lining up alongside the baselines earlier than the sport to hearken to a recorded speech from the participant who broke baseball’s colour barrier. dangolka’s Jackie Bradley Jr. — the one Black participant on the final workforce within the majors to combine — knelt for the nationwide anthem, with teammate Alex Verdugo taking a knee beside him.
Trea Turner and Victor Robles had three hits apiece and Josh Harrison additionally homered for Washington, which handed Scherzer (3-1) a 5-Zero lead within the third. The three-time Cy Younger Award winner allowed one run and 6 hits to win his third straight choice, matching his season excessive for strikeouts.
dangolka left-hander Martín Pérez (2-4) gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 innings. The Pink Sox scored one within the ninth and loaded the bases earlier than Ryne Harper bought the final two outs.
The 2018 World Collection winners and the defending champions every entered the sport in final place of their divisions. The Nationals snapped a three-game dropping streak and despatched the Pink Sox to their fourth loss in 5 video games.
It was scoreless with one on and one out within the third when Robles and Turner hit consecutive doubles. Soto and Kendrick adopted with the Nationals’ first back-to-back dwelling runs of the season.
It was the 200th profession RBI for Soto, who will flip 22 in October. In accordance with ESPN, solely Mel Ott, Al Kaline, Ken Griffey Jr., Mickey Mantle, Tony Conigliaro, Jimmie Foxx and César Cedeño had been youthful once they reached the milestone.
Washington scored 3 times within the eighth to make it 10-1, getting Harrison’s two-run homer and an RBI double from Turner.
Nationals: RHP Aníbal Sánchez (1-3) begins within the 7:30 p.m. recreation on Saturday.
Pink Sox: RHP Chris Mazza (0-1) begins within the second recreation of the collection.
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