Harper finished a triple shy of the cycle, Moore drove in four runs and hit two doubles, and Washington cruised past the San Francisco Giants, 9-3.
The Detroit Tigers slugger will be sidelined with a calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
Strasburg left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning, grimacing after delivering his 56th pitch of the afternoon. Manager Matt Williams said the right-hander will be further evaluated Sunday.
Four months ago, Robinson was unsure if he’d even make Washington’s roster. On Friday, in his 29th start of the season, he hit the go-ahead two-run home run in a 2-1 victory over the Giants.
A 30-year-old rookie who was a longshot to even make the roster five months ago, Robinson hit the go-ahead two-run home rune in the seventh inning Friday. Washington beat San Francisco, 2-1.
Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
The 20-year-old pitched seven no-hit innings Wednesday, the latest benchmark in a period of marked improvement, and is set to appear in the Futures Game later this month.
Wisler allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless inning as the Braves finally broke their skid against the Nationals, winning, 4-1, in a game delayed over two hours by rain.
The right-handed reliever struck out two batters and walked one Wednesday night, nearly three weeks after he was placed on the disabled list with a right bicep strain.
Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.
Excessive pitching, especially at the youth levels, has become a concern to Major League Baseball, which is trying to implement programs designed to limit arm and shoulder injuries that arise later in a player’s career.
At a time when professional sports leagues are contemplating embracing sports betting, Rose, who recent evidence shows bet on baseball while he was a player/manager, should still be on the outside looking in.