More from Turner and Ross on their big Saturday

More on the amazing game for Trea Turner on Saturday when the Nats blasted the Reds 18-3: Turner went 5-for-5 with a walk, setting a new career high by reaching base six times. The last time a Nationals player pulled off that feat in one game was on April 30, when Anthony Rendon did it against the Mets. The four runs Turner scored also matched ... read more

Turner, Taylor go for career highs in 18-3 rout

Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor reached career highs in hits, and Joe Ross pitched seven solid innings as the Nationals crushed the Reds 18-3 before a sellout 40,139 at Nats Park. Turner went 5-for-5 with five singles, four runs, and a walk and two RBIs, setting a career high in hits. After some rough patches early in June, Turner has raised his average to ... read more

Zimmerman helps Ross with early offense (Nats cruise 18-3)

The Nationals got the offense going against right-hander Homer Bailey, who is making his first start of the season. He had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow in February. Trea Turner led off the bottom of the first with a single and Brian Goodwin walked. After Bryce Harper struck out swinging, Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double to make it 2-0 Nats. ... read more

Baker updates Taylor, Kelley, Glover and day game record

Nationals manager Dusty Baker has Michael A. Taylor back in the starting lineup for Saturday’s late afternoon tilt with the Reds. It will mark Taylor’s first start since June 20. He has missed the last few games due to an undisclosed injury. Taylor pinch-hit and struckout late in Friday’s series opener against the Reds. “He’s doing better,” Baker said. “He’s in there today. We decided ... read more

Game 74 lineups: Reds at Nats

The Nationals look for a series victory today against the Reds after last night’s dramatic comeback win. Down 4-0 and 5-1, the Nats slowly chipped away to ultimately drop the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings on a Bryce Harper RBI single. It was the Nats’ 19th comeback victory of the season, meaning they have pulled off this feat for 43.2 percent of their wins this ... read more

Strasburg struggles in humid conditions, Nats come back to win

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was unable to get off to a good start Friday. He struggled in the first inning, allowing four runs on five hits as the Reds raced out to a 4-0 lead. The Nationals eventually came all the way back and stunned Cincinnati 6-5 in 10 innings. As Strasburg watched the comeback, he had a chance to reflect on the rough beginning. “Tough ... read more

With consistent at-bats, Goodwin displaying power stroke

Brian Goodwin went 3-for-4 with two homers and two walks as the Nationals dropped the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings. His biggest hit might have been the single with two outs in the 10th that got Trea Turner to third base to continue what turned out to be the game-deciding inning. Bryce Harper followed with a RBI single to win it for the Nats, who ... read more

Strasburg struggles in first (Nats win 6-5 in 10)

A hot and humid night and the Reds did not agree with Stephen Strasburg in the top of the first. Cincinnati had no trouble finding a way to connect on Strasburg’s pitches, beginning with a solo homer by Scooter Gennett. His drive, No. 10 on the season, went over the right-center field fence to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. Joey Votto then singled and ... read more