Trea Turner hit his 14th career leadoff homer, Yan Gomes had a career-high five hits and the Washington Nationals pounded the Arizona Diamondbacks 17-2 on Friday night. Turner's ninth homer of the season on Riley Smith's second pitch was a no-doubter into the stands in left-center, and Washington was just getting started. Josh Bell and Gomes added two-run doubles, helping stake Max Scherzer to a 6-0 lead before he ever took the mound.
Eduardo Escobar had two home runs and seven RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching, including Seth Frankoff in his first major league start, subdued the visiting Washington Nationals 11-4 on Saturday night. Frankoff, a 32-year-old right-hander who toiled in the minors and professionally in South Korea, lasted 4 2/3 innings -- matching his three relief appearances combined in his big-league career. He allowed three hits and two runs with four strikeouts and four walks before he was pulled by manager Torey Lovullo after Washington loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth.
It seemed that Erick Fedde's spot in Washington's starting rotation was in jeopardy now that three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg is close to his return from the injured list. Fedde threw seven scoreless innings, Yadiel Hernandez hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit homer and the Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. It was the top outing of the year for the right-handed Fedde (3-4), who used 97 pitches to navigate seven innings while allowing just three hits and striking out four.