Robles went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Friday's 4-3 loss to Atlanta. The young center fielder came through in the clutch with a game-tying homer off Atlanta closer Luke Jackson in the top of the ninth inning, only to see Fernando Rodney fall apart in the bottom half of the frame. Robles has now hit safely in nine straight games, slashing .361/.378/.639 over that stretch with four doubles, two homers, three steals, seven runs and nine RBI.
Robles went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 victory against the Royals on Sunday. For the first time since May 25, Robles' average has moved above .245. He's remarkably been within percentage points of .243 over the last couple weeks. The home run was also his first of July. Robles heads into the All-Star break with a .246 average, 13 home runs, 37 RBI, 47 runs and 12 steals in 289 at-bats.
Robles is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals. Robles started the last nine games after sitting out one contest due to dehydration and had a .740 OPS with three steals in that stretch. Gerardo Parra will start in center field for the Nationals in the series opener.
Robles went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Marlins. The young center fielder took Sandy Alcantara deep in the sixth inning, part of a four-homer night for the Nats. Robles now has 12 long balls on the year, with three of them coming in the last eight games -- a stretch during which he's slashing a sizzling .333/.440/.905.
Robles (dehydration) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins. Robles left Saturday's game against the Braves with dehydration and was limited to a bench role in Sunday's contest. He'll bat eighth and play center field Tuesday.
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