WASHINGTON – Yadiel Hernandez and Maikel Franco homered and the Washington Nationals ended the Houston Astros’ 11-game profitable streak, romping 13-6 on Saturday evening.
Manager Dusty Baker and the Astros fell one sport wanting matching the franchise-record 12-game profitable string completed in 1999, 2004 and 2018.
The Houston body of workers shaped a zero.91 ERA all over this fresh run, however Nelson Cruz and the Nationals gathered 14 hits and 5 walks in opposition to 5 pitchers. Starter Cristian Javier (2-1) was once tagged for seven runs and 8 hits over 3 2/3 innings — the Astros had allowed a complete of 4 runs over their previous 5 video games.
Jose Siri had a homer, triple and a unmarried for Houston. Yuli Gurriel additionally had 3 hits
Cruz had a three-run double, two singles and a stroll for the Nationals — who advanced to 5-14 at house. Juan Soto doubled, walked two times and scored 3 runs.
Josh Rogers (2-2) labored one inning for the win. Washington starter Erick Fedde was once lifted after Siri’s leadoff homer within the 5th made it 7-3.
Hernandez hit an RBI unmarried within the first and added a three-run homer into the Nationals bullpen within the 3rd for a 4-0 lead.
Houston were given two again within the fourth, however the Nationals loaded the bases within the backside part with two bunt singles and a one-out stroll to Soto. Josh Bell popped out, however Cruz coated a full-count fastball from Javier off the bottom of the wall in proper heart to transparent the bases.
Franco hit a two-runner homer within the 5th and Washington added 4 extra runs within the 6th.
Astros: 2B Jose Altuve, lifted for a defensive substitute within the 9th inning Friday for precautionary causes after he slipped at the grass previous within the sport, was once given a deliberate time without work. … SS Jeremy Peña neglected his 2d sport since leaving a sport Thursday at Minnesota with a knee damage. Baker mentioned Peña may play on Sunday.
Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (restoration from thoracic outlet surgical treatment) and RHP Joe Ross (proper elbow bone spur removing) each and every threw two-inning simulated video games Friday in Florida. Manager Dave Martinez mentioned Both will cross on a five-day regimen till they paintings as much as 90 pitches.
Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (4-1. 1.55 ERA) pitched 8 shutout innings and allowed one hit in his ultimate get started, Tuesday in opposition to the Twins. He’s 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two profession begins in opposition to the Nationals.
Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (0-5, 6.06) faces the Astros for the primary time since Game 7 of the 2019 World Series when he pitched 3 innings of scoreless reduction.
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