Lopez (5-7) took the loss Saturday at Washington after surrendering six runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out one and did not walk a batter.

Lopez served up back-to-back homers to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto during the first inning, which set the tone for the following two frames. The 23-year-old has a 4.89 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 77:19 K:BB this season but has a more favorable matchup against the Royals on Friday.

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