|W: Miranda (4-2, 4.22)|
|L: Turner (2-3, 4.37)|
|S: Diaz (8)|
GIO STRUGGLES, RENDON HR #9, MURPHY DP (4-6-3)
1st MARINERS WIN IN D.C. SINCE 1969 (PILOTS-SENATORS 8-6)
Gio Gonzalez (2.90) pitched 5.1 innings (96 pitches, 50 strikes) and was charged with 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 4 walks; he struck out 8 of 21 batters (game score: 60). Gio was taken out in the 5th with 1 out and replaced by Jacob Turner (4.37) who gave up a 3-run HR to Nelson Cruz and got the loss. Turner faced 8 batters (4 hits, 1 walk, charged with 2 runs) and was followed by a relief crew which did not give up any more runs: Matt Grace (1 batter), Blake Treinen (2 batters), Matt Albers (6 batters), and Oliver Perez (1 batter).
Anthony Rendon (.283) went 2-for-4, including his solo HR. Daniel Murphy (.316) saved further damage fielding a sharp grounder and making a flash throw to get the 4-6-3 double play in the 7th.
Mariners Manager Scott Servais was ejected by HP umpire Adam Hamari in the 6th when he argued a strikeout looking call on Guillermo Heredia.
Anthony Rendon hit his 4th HR (a solo) in the past 3 games in the 5th inning (#9), and Jayson Werth drove in the 2nd NATS run (also in the 5th) with an RBI sharp grounder to center, scoring Jose Lobaton.
Next – Friday, 26 May at 7:05 PM – Padres @ NATS: Max Scherzer (4-3, 3.02 ERA, 76 K) vs. Luis Perdomo (0-1, 5.79 ERA, 36 K).
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