Nationals score team-record to rout Mets

Washington: Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in six runs, and Tanner Roark knocked in three and threw seven solid innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 25-4 at Nationals Park.

The 25 runs were a franchise high for Washington, which finished with 26 hits and five homers.

Roark lined a three-run double that was the key hit in a seven-run first inning. The Nationals scored at least three runs in each of the first five innings, then added six runs in the eighth off Mets infielder-turned-pitcher Jose Reyes.

Murphy went 3-for-4. Anthony Rendon finished 3-for-6 with four RBIs. Roark was 2-for-5 while Ryan Zimmerman (2-for-5) homered and drove in three. Trea Turner added four hits and three runs, and Juan Soto and Michael A Taylor had three hits apiece.

Bryce Harper, who had been mentioned in trade speculation, hit a pair of RBI doubles and scored three times.

“It’s been an emotional day and it was a good way to end it,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.

Leading 25-1 in the ninth, the Nationals still hit a little speed bump at the end. Reliever Shawn Kelley gave up a home run to Austin Jackson, wound up and flung his glove to the ground.

The homer came after Kelley, working quickly, had been told to slow down by the plate umpire.

“I was just trying to get through the inning and get the game over with,” Kelley said. “I thought everybody had seen enough baseball for one evening.”

Kelley said he was sorry for his tantrum.

“You should never throw your glove. We should act like adults,” he said.

Elsewhere, Wade Miley tossed seven scoreless innings and Jeremy Jeffress earned his fourth save as Milwaukee won at Los Angeles.

Miley’s mastery of Dodger Stadium continued as the left-hander improved to 4-0 in seven career starts at the venue and lowered his ERA to 2.06 there. He gave up just two hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Brewers collected the only run in the third inning. Christian Yelich beat out an infield single with two outs, and Lorenzo Cain ripped an RBI double to right field against Dodgers starter Walker Buehler (4-4).

Masahiro Tanaka pitched six scoreless innings, and rookie Miguel Andujar hit a three-run homer as host New York beat Baltimore.

Tanaka (9-2) followed up his three-hitter at Tampa Bay last week by allowing three hits. He struck out eight, walked two and threw 105 pitches, matching his pitch count from a week ago in his sixth career complete game.

The right-hander also ran his unbeaten streak to 13 games, and he is 7-0 since his last loss on April 17 against the Miami Marlins.

 

Results

Brewers 1 Dodgers 0

Yankees 6 Orioles 3

Pirates 5 Cubs 4

Indians 6 Twins 2

Phillies 3 Red Sox 1

Rockies 6 Cardinals 3

Diamondbacks 6 Rangers 0

Braves 11 Marlins 6

Royals 4 White Sox 2

Rays 10 Angels 6

Tigers 2 Reds 1

Athletics 6 Blue Jays 2

Astros 5 Mariners 2

Giants 3 Padres 2

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