Taylor homers twice, Nats clobber Reds 18-3

Jon Moscot sized up the play perfectly, fielding Miguel Cabrera's comebacker to the mound and trapping Detroit runner Anthony Gose between second and third.
Jon Moscot sized up the play perfectly, fielding Miguel Cabrera's comebacker to the mound and trapping Detroit runner Anthony Gose between second and third.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk and the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 18-3 on Saturday.

Daniel Murphy had four RBIs for the Nationals. His three-run double highlighted the six-run second inning and Taylor’s two-run homer capped a four-run fourth inning. Taylor added a solo shot in the sixth.

Turner, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Wieters each drove in two runs. All of Turner’s career-high five hits were singles including run-scoring hits in the second and eighth.

Washington led 13-0 as Joe Ross (4-3) blanked the Reds until Patrick Kivlehan’s pinch-hit home run in the sixth.

In his first appearance since Aug. 28, Homer Bailey (0-1) allowed eight runs and six hits with three walks in 1 2/3 innings.

The Reds, who have lost 13 of 14, also gave up 17 runs on May 29 at Toronto.

 

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