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45-30, 1st in NL East
Gennett cranks another HR to increase Reds' lead (0:25)
Barnhart's 2-run double bounces off Harper's glove (0:34)
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Trea Turner joins HOF company

On Saturday, Turner became the second leadoff hitter in Nationals/Expos history to go 5-for-5 or better with 4 runs in a game. Tim Raines also accomplished the feat against the Pirates in August 1987. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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It's good to be Joe Ross

With an 18-spot against the Reds on Saturday, the Nationals have scored 104 runs in Ross' 10 starts this season. Rosy Ryan in 1923 was the only other pitcher since 1900 to receive at least 100 runs (104 from Giants) of support in his first 10 starts of a season. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Stats & Info

Saturday's longest home runs

Aaron Judge's league-leading 26th blast was matched by the first of Michael Taylor's two home runs against the Reds. Matt Olson went deep twice for his first two career homers, while Troy Tulowitzki's 422-footer was his first since May 29.

Turner records his first five-hit game (0:39)
Taylor slugs two homers in Nationals' rout (0:34)
Stats & Info

Friday's longest home runs

Giancarlo Stanton's 458-footer was a missile off the bat, exiting at 112.4 mph on its way to clearing the statue at Marlins Park. Anthony Rendon's 454-foot blast was his longest since 2015. Matt Joyce and Khris Davis provided the A's all the offense they needed with their homers.

Nats rally for walk-off win (1:01)
Nationals walk off on Harper's single (0:45)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper chose a good time for his first hit. The Nats slugger's 10th inning single - his only knock of the night - gave his team a 6-5 win over the Reds. The hit, combined with five scoreless innings from the beleaguered Washington bullpen, helped the Nationals keep their 9.5-game cushion over second-place Atlanta. It's Harper's third walk-off hit this season, tied for most in MLB.

Goodwin shines in two homer game (0:34)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No Adam Eaton, no Jayson Werth, no Michael Taylor, no problem. Nats rookie outfielder Brian Goodwin has gone deep twice tonight. He now has six bombs in June. That's more than Bryce Harper. And Ryan Zimmerman. And Daniel Murphy. And anybody else on the Nationals.

Rendon mashes 454-foot homer (0:23)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another short-ish night for Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg, who exits after allowing the Reds five runs on eight hits in five frames. After going six-plus innings in 13 of his first 14 starts this year, Strasburg has failed to go six in each of his last three outings.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Almost two months after shredding his knee, Nats centerfielder Adam Eaton is finally walking on his own. Today he moseyed over to his locker, sat down with next-door neighbor Wilmer Difo, and dropped some wisdom. Difo, a middle infielder who was called up today, is starting in CF in place of ailing Michael Taylor. In seven-plus years of professional baseball, Difo has played a grand total of 14 innings in the outfield.

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Nats bring back Difo to fill bench

The Washington Nationals recalled utility man Wilmer Difo from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, optioning RHP A.J. Cole to Syracuse in a corresponding move. Difo is in the starting lineup, playing center field and batting eighth against the Reds.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2792nd
On Base Percentage.3443rd
Slugging Percentage.4792nd
Earned Run Average4.129th
Quality Starts481st

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