Gregorius homers twice, Harper hit twice, Yanks top Nats 3-0

NEW YORK (AP) Didi Gregorius was pleased after ending a long power outage with a pair of home runs. Bryce Harper felt relieved after escaping serious injury when twice hit by a pitch.

CC Sabathia was just surprised, not realizing why the crowd gave him a prolonged ovation in the fourth inning of a superb outing.

Playing a team with a winning record for the first time this month, the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their 10th win in 12 games.

In a matchup of division leaders, Harper gave the Nationals a scare when he fell to the ground in pain after getting hit on the right elbow by a 90 mph pitch from Sabathia in the fifth inning. The 2015 NL MVP remained in the game but then came out after he was hit on the left foot by Dellin Betances' 89 mph slider leading off the eighth.

''I feel fine. Elbow feels OK, and the big toe just hurts a little bit,'' Harper said. ''I already got an X-ray on the toe. I'm fine.''

Gregorius has had a ''That's Life'' season, following the song's lyrics of ''You're riding high in April, shot down in May.''

He hit .327 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs through the season's first full month, slumped to a .151 average with one homer and five RBIs in May and began the night with no homers and one RBI in June.

''It's just getting to know myself through that slump,'' he said. ''I'm still not out of it.''

He drove a hanging curveball from Tanner Roark (3-7) into the Yankees bullpen in right-center during a two-run second that also included Austin Romine's sacrifice fly. It was just the second home run for Gregorius since April 27.

He sent a fastball into the right-field second deck leading off the sixth for his fourth multihomer game, third this season. Gregorius has hit 11 of his 13 long balls in homer-friendly Yankee Stadium. New York leads the major leagues with 105.

''When Didi's at his best,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone explained, ''he's into the ground - his feet really drive into the ground.''

A big league-best 43-19, New York was coming off a 7-2 trip. Sabathia (4-1) allowed four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his first outing against Washington since 2009 and lowered his ERA to 3.27. He is 11-0 in 17 regular-season starts following a Yankees loss since the start of the 2017 season.

Fans applauded at length in the fourth when the video board informed fans the strikeout of Michael A. Taylor was Sabathia's 1,500th since joining the Yankees for the 2009 season. The 37-year-old left-hander's three strikeouts raised his career total to 2,893.

''I didn't know what was going on, and Ro told me turn around,'' Sabathia said, referring to Romine.

Only then did Sabathia toss the ball to the dugout as a keepsake. Boone wasn't surprised by Sabathia's obliviousness to his own exploits.

''For being a superstar and everything, he's so not into himself,'' Boone said.

Chad Green, Betances and Aroldis Chapman finished up, with Chapman completing the five-hitter for his 18th save in 19 chances.

Harper, who leads the NL with 19 homers but is hitting .215 since May 1, had been hit by a pitch just once previously this season and had not been dinged twice in a game since Aug. 16, 2013, at Atlanta.

''Kind of worried me when he started walking off the field,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.

A free-agent-to-be, Harper had walked in his first two plate appearances.

''It just hurt, so trying to walk down the first base line, there was no point,'' he said. ''No ill feelings at all.''

MURPH'S BACK

Nationals All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy made his season debut after recovering from right knee surgery on Oct. 20. He was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter and did not hit the ball out of the infield.

''His timing could have been a little bit off,'' Martinez said. ''He's going to be fine.''

FAMILY FEUD

Bob Boone, father of the Yankees manager, is a Nationals executive and rooted against his son.

''They pay him,'' Aaron Boone said. ''My boys are actually with my mom and dad in San Diego right now. They flew in today, so it'll be a split household. I know my mom will be pulling for me. And my boys will be pulling for me, that's for sure. So that's fine. Somebody in the house can cheer for the other team.''

GREAT GRAB

Taylor made a terrific catch on the warning track to snag Neil Walker's drive with a runner on in the fourth, sliding into the wall with both legs. Taylor stole second two innings later, then was called out on a replay review.

RESTING

Washington gave 19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto his first game off since his major league debut on May 20. He is hitting .328 with three homers and eight RBIs.

MOVING AROUND

Brandon Drury shifted to 1B from 3B in the second game of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's doubleheader.

''Adding some versatility to his game certainly, yeah, puts him in a better position to be able to help our club again at some point,'' Boone said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Luis Cessa will get a few more rehab starts. The 26-year-old right-hander, sidelined since mid-April by a left oblique strain, allowed two runs over 1 2/3 innings for Class A Tampa on Monday night.

UP NEXT

RHP Sonny Gray (4-4, 4.81 ERA) starts Wednesday night for the Yankees after allowing two runs and three hits over seven innings to win at Toronto last week. RHP Erick Fedde will be brought up to start for Washington to take the slot that opened when RHP Stephen Strasburg went on the disabled list. Fedde lost against San Diego on May 23 in his only big league appearance this season.

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  • W: C. Sabathia (4-1)L: T. Roark (3-7)S: A. Chapman (18)
  • HR: NYY - D. Gregorius 2 (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS40100002.254.338.385.7221.0
B. Harper RF00000200.228.369.509.8784.0
B. Goodwin PR-RF00000000.171.318.257.5750.0
A. Rendon 3B40000006.256.335.442.7770.0
D. Murphy DH40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000010.277.329.569.898-0.5
a- M. Adams PH-1B10000011.264.343.574.918-0.5
M. Taylor CF30100120.220.289.381.6690.0
P. Severino C40100020.198.301.254.5550.0
W. Difo 2B40100002.245.314.359.6721.0
  • a-struck out for Reynolds in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF40100012.263.358.396.7550.5
A. Judge RF30100100.271.396.563.9602.0
G. Bird 1B40000025.176.236.392.629-1.0
G. Stanton DH40000023.240.318.479.797-1.0
D. Gregorius SS42222000.248.320.478.79812.0
A. Hicks CF31100100.248.352.430.7823.0
N. Walker 3B30100001.214.284.300.5841.0
A. Romine C20110000.348.421.6061.0272.0
G. Torres 2B30100011.297.356.554.9100.5
    BATTING
    • HR - D. Gregorius 2 (13)
    • SF - A. Romine
    • RBI - D. Gregorius 2 (38), A. Romine (20)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Taylor (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Turner-Reynolds)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 3-7)6.06332523.631.117.5
    M. Grace1.02000103.601.071.5
    W. Suero1.00000003.861.293.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 3-7)6.0
    M. Grace1.0
    W. Suero1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (W, 4-1)5.24003303.271.1816.5
    C. Green (H, 9)1.11000201.950.993.0
    D. Betances (H, 7)1.00000203.411.074.0
    A. Chapman (S, 18)1.00000201.260.9111.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (W, 4-1)5.2
    C. Green (H, 9)1.1
    D. Betances (H, 7)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 18)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 106-61, M. Grace 12-8, W. Suero 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 3-10, M. Grace 1-0, W. Suero 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 26, M. Grace 4, W. Suero 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Sabathia (3), D. Betances (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 101-62, C. Green 21-16, D. Betances 20-16, A. Chapman 12-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 4-10, C. Green 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 25, C. Green 4, D. Betances 4, A. Chapman 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Eaton LF40100011.324.405.568.9720.5
    T. Turner SS40100002.254.338.385.7221.0
    B. Harper RF00000200.228.369.509.8784.0
    B. Goodwin PR-RF00000000.171.318.257.5750.0
    A. Rendon 3B40000006.256.335.442.7770.0
    D. Murphy DH40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
    M. Reynolds 1B30000010.277.329.569.898-0.5
    a- M. Adams PH-1B10000011.264.343.574.918-0.5
    M. Taylor CF30100120.220.289.381.6690.0
    P. Severino C40100020.198.301.254.5550.0
    W. Difo 2B40100002.245.314.359.6721.0
    Total3105003915-----
    HITTERSAB
    A. Eaton LF4
    T. Turner SS4
    B. Harper RF0
    B. Goodwin PR-RF0
    A. Rendon 3B4
    D. Murphy DH4
    M. Reynolds 1B3
    a- M. Adams PH-1B1
    M. Taylor CF3
    P. Severino C4
    W. Difo 2B4
    Total31
    • a-struck out for Reynolds in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40100012.263.358.396.7550.5
    A. Judge RF30100100.271.396.563.9602.0
    G. Bird 1B40000025.176.236.392.629-1.0
    G. Stanton DH40000023.240.318.479.797-1.0
    D. Gregorius SS42222000.248.320.478.79812.0
    A. Hicks CF31100100.248.352.430.7823.0
    N. Walker 3B30100001.214.284.300.5841.0
    A. Romine C20110000.348.421.6061.0272.0
    G. Torres 2B30100011.297.356.554.9100.5
    Total3038322612-----
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Gregorius 2 (13)
      • SF - A. Romine
      • RBI - D. Gregorius 2 (38), A. Romine (20)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Taylor (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Turner-Reynolds)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 3-7)6.06332523.631.117.5
      M. Grace1.02000103.601.071.5
      W. Suero1.00000003.861.293.0
      Total8.0833262---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 3-7)6.0
      M. Grace1.0
      W. Suero1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (W, 4-1)5.24003303.271.1816.5
      C. Green (H, 9)1.11000201.950.993.0
      D. Betances (H, 7)1.00000203.411.074.0
      A. Chapman (S, 18)1.00000201.260.9111.0
      Total9.0500390---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (W, 4-1)5.2
      C. Green (H, 9)1.1
      D. Betances (H, 7)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 18)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 106-61, M. Grace 12-8, W. Suero 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 3-10, M. Grace 1-0, W. Suero 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 26, M. Grace 4, W. Suero 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Sabathia (3), D. Betances (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 101-62, C. Green 21-16, D. Betances 20-16, A. Chapman 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 4-10, C. Green 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 25, C. Green 4, D. Betances 4, A. Chapman 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Gregorius homered to right03
      • 2ND INNING
        Romine hit sacrifice fly to left, Hicks scored02
        Gregorius homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • W. Difo: Ball, Difo lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved Chad Green
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper hit by pitch
        • Brian Goodwin ran for Bryce Harper
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon lined out to center
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • Matt Adams hit for Mark Reynolds
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wander Suero relieved Matt Grace
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stanton grounded out to second
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius fouled out to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Green Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Difo singled to shallow left
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
        • T. Turner: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Difo out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Grace relieved Tanner Roark
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to center
        • A. Judge: Judge reached on an infield single to second, Gardner to third
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Bird grounded into double play shortstop to first, Judge out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Chad Green relieved CC Sabathia
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius homered to right
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks flied out to left
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Walker popped out to shortstop
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Difo popped out to shortstop
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Eaton popped out to shortstop
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Turner singled to center
        • B. Harper: Ball, Harper hit by pitch, Turner to second
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Romine singled to center
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Torres singled to right center, Romine to second
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner lined out to center, Romine to third
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Torres to second
        • G. Bird: Bird flied out to shallow left
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds flied out to deep center
        • M. Taylor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Severino grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius popped out to shortstop
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks singled to right center
        • N. Walker: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Walker flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Eaton reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner fouled out to right
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked, Eaton to second
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon popped out to second
        • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Murphy popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Judge flied out to center
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Severino singled to left, Taylor to second
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Difo flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius homered to center
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • N. Walker: Walker singled to right, Hicks to third, Walker to second
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Romine hit sacrifice fly to left, Hicks scored
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Torres grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to first
        • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to shallow right
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Rendon flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Judge lined out to second
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bird struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)