Rookie Robles spurs Nationals' 5-2 victory over Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals turned down trade offers for top prospect Victor Robles this summer, instead dealing other minor leaguers to fortify their roster for the postseason.

Robles provided his latest glimpse of why Washington insisted upon keeping him Thursday, using his speed to spur a pair of two-run rallies to lead Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

''You've got to like what you see,'' Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. ''You can see why everyone wanted to trade for him and you see why we didn't want to give him up and include him in those trades. He can be an impact player.''

Tanner Roark (13-9) pitched six strong innings, Sean Doolittle earned his 18th save in as many opportunities since Washington acquired him in a trade from Oakland in July, and the Nationals salvaged the final game of the three-game set to earn their first victory since clinching the NL East on Sunday.

Making his second career start, the 20-year-old Robles tripled to right-center in the fourth off Mike Foltynewicz (10-13), showing no interest in settling for a double as he zipped around second. He scored two batters later on Pedro Severino's fielder's choice grounder to make it 3-0.

''I'm always thinking third base unless coach stops me,'' Robles said.

Foltynewicz departed after four innings with a cut on the tip of his right middle finger. That forced Atlanta manager Brian Snitker to use his youthful bullpen earlier than anticipated, and Robles instigated another two-run inning in the sixth.

Braves third baseman Johan Camargo overthrew first on Robles' infield single with a man on, allowing both runners to move into scoring position. Adrian Sanchez then delivered a two-run double.

''That sixth is a big inning when you lose your starter,'' Snitker said. ''That's the big thing. Folty was throwing the ball good and doing great, and it's just unfortunate that happened because we needed him to get through that inning right there. If he'd done that, things were lined up pretty good.''

Roark (13-9) at one point set down 12 in a row and did not yield a hit until the fifth. He struck out seven over six innings, giving up four hits and two runs.

Atlanta's Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer to left-center just beyond the reach of center fielder Michael A. Taylor in the sixth to briefly pull the Braves within 3-2. The blast, Albies' fourth of the season, extended the rookie's hitting streak to 12 games.

After waiting out a 30-minute rain delay at the start of the game, Foltynewicz allowed three runs in four innings.

''I kind of felt it a little bit (in the fourth) and didn't think anything of it,'' Foltynewicz said. ''When I continued to throw and once I got into the dugout and looked at it, it was just bleeding. ... There was nothing I could really do about it.''

CATCH OF THE DAY

CF Ender Inciarte robbed Washington's Jayson Werth of an extra-base hit in the third when he raced across left-center and leaped against the wall to make the catch. Inciarte showed no ill effects from the jammed left thumb that sidelined him Wednesday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: 1B/OF Matt Adams (right hamstring tightness) struck out as a pinch hitter in the seventh. Adams had not played since Sunday.

Nationals: C Jose Lobaton departed in the second inning with a left ankle contusion after he was hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative. ''He'll be hobbling for a couple of days,'' Baker said. ... 2B Daniel Murphy (neck stiffness) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive day. ... 3B Anthony Rendon, C Matt Wieters and 1B Ryan Zimmerman received routine days off.

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (2-8, 4.38 ERA) draws the start against the New York Mets as Atlanta begins a nine-game homestand Friday.

Nationals: RHP Edwin Jackson (5-5, 3.88 ERA) gets the nod Friday as Washington remains at home to face the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series between playoff-bound teams.

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  • W: T. Roark (13-9)L: M. Foltynewicz (10-13)S: S. Doolittle (21)
  • HR: ATL - O. Albies (4)
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O. Albies 2B41121010.292.358.481.8396.5
F. Freeman 1B30000120.317.415.6071.0230.0
M. Kemp LF40100001.280.322.470.7921.0
N. Markakis RF40000001.279.361.395.7560.0
K. Suzuki C40200010.269.343.504.8471.5
J. Camargo 3B40100012.304.338.478.8160.5
D. Swanson SS30000032.236.320.337.658-1.5
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I. Krol P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Brothers in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Wisler in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS41100010.285.334.451.7852.5
J. Werth LF40210000.246.342.424.7663.0
W. Difo 2B40000002.278.326.385.7110.0
A. Lind 1B32200101.301.356.492.8485.0
M. Taylor CF40000024.274.321.490.811-1.0
V. Robles RF42210001.333.400.6671.0677.0
A. Sanchez 3B20120100.293.317.397.7135.0
J. Lobaton C00000000.153.233.267.5001.0
P. Severino C20010002.238.238.286.5241.0
T. Roark P20000012.080.098.100.198-0.5
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M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Roark in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - O. Albies (4)
  • RBI - O. Albies 2 (21)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (20), A. Sanchez (6)
  • 3B - V. Robles
  • RBI - J. Werth (24), V. Robles (2), A. Sanchez 2 (10), P. Severino (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. Swanson, O. Albies, I. Krol, F. Freeman
  • E - J. Camargo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-13)4.04331304.791.480.5
R. Brothers1.00000008.051.533.0
M. Wisler1.03220108.601.68-1.5
I. Krol2.01001105.551.454.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-13)4.0
R. Brothers1.0
M. Wisler1.0
I. Krol2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 13-9)6.04221714.431.3024.5
M. Albers (H, 13)1.01000201.630.893.0
R. Madson (H, 21)1.00000101.860.773.5
S. Doolittle (S, 21)1.01000102.720.849.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 13-9)6.0
M. Albers (H, 13)1.0
R. Madson (H, 21)1.0
S. Doolittle (S, 21)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Foltynewicz (10)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 73-48, R. Brothers 10-8, M. Wisler 22-16, I. Krol 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-4, M. Wisler 1-1, I. Krol 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 18, R. Brothers 3, M. Wisler 6, I. Krol 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 108-64, M. Albers 17-14, R. Madson 10-6, S. Doolittle 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-4
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 23, M. Albers 4, R. Madson 3, S. Doolittle 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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NationalsWAS89-57
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40000011.307.352.411.764-0.5
O. Albies 2B41121010.292.358.481.8396.5
F. Freeman 1B30000120.317.415.6071.0230.0
M. Kemp LF40100001.280.322.470.7921.0
N. Markakis RF40000001.279.361.395.7560.0
K. Suzuki C40200010.269.343.504.8471.5
J. Camargo 3B40100012.304.338.478.8160.5
D. Swanson SS30000032.236.320.337.658-1.5
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.048.048.048.095-0.5
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a- R. Ruiz PH11100000.205.277.316.5932.0
M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Adams PH10000011.273.317.531.848-0.5
I. Krol P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Brothers in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Wisler in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS41100010.285.334.451.7852.5
J. Werth LF40210000.246.342.424.7663.0
W. Difo 2B40000002.278.326.385.7110.0
A. Lind 1B32200101.301.356.492.8485.0
M. Taylor CF40000024.274.321.490.811-1.0
V. Robles RF42210001.333.400.6671.0677.0
A. Sanchez 3B20120100.293.317.397.7135.0
J. Lobaton C00000000.153.233.267.5001.0
P. Severino C20010002.238.238.286.5241.0
T. Roark P20000012.080.098.100.198-0.5
a- A. De Aza PH10000011.149.176.234.411-0.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Roark in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - O. Albies (4)
  • RBI - O. Albies 2 (21)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (20), A. Sanchez (6)
  • 3B - V. Robles
  • RBI - J. Werth (24), V. Robles (2), A. Sanchez 2 (10), P. Severino (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. Swanson, O. Albies, I. Krol, F. Freeman
  • E - J. Camargo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-13)4.04331304.791.480.5
R. Brothers1.00000008.051.533.0
M. Wisler1.03220108.601.68-1.5
I. Krol2.01001105.551.454.5
Total8.0855250---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-13)4.0
R. Brothers1.0
M. Wisler1.0
I. Krol2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 13-9)6.04221714.431.3024.5
M. Albers (H, 13)1.01000201.630.893.0
R. Madson (H, 21)1.00000101.860.773.5
S. Doolittle (S, 21)1.01000102.720.849.5
Total9.06221111---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 13-9)6.0
M. Albers (H, 13)1.0
R. Madson (H, 21)1.0
S. Doolittle (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Foltynewicz (10)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 73-48, R. Brothers 10-8, M. Wisler 22-16, I. Krol 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-4, M. Wisler 1-1, I. Krol 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 18, R. Brothers 3, M. Wisler 6, I. Krol 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 108-64, M. Albers 17-14, R. Madson 10-6, S. Doolittle 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-4
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 23, M. Albers 4, R. Madson 3, S. Doolittle 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Sanchez doubled to deep left, Lind and Robles scored25
    Albies homered to center, Ruiz scored23
  • 4TH INNING
    Severino reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Robles scored, Sanchez out at second03
    Robles tripled to deep right center, Lind scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Werth singled to left, Turner scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sean Doolittle relieved Ryan Madson
    • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to left
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Markakis lined out to left
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Ball, Suzuki singled to shallow right
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Madson relieved Matt Albers
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte lined out to center
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Krol Pitching:
    • A. Lind: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lind walked
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Robles grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Lind out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Albers pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Suzuki singled to right
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike looking, Camargo flied out to deep left
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • Matt Adams hit for Matt Wisler
    • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ian Krol pitching
    • T. Turner: Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
    • J. Werth: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Werth singled to left center
    • W. Difo: Foul, Ball, Difo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Werth out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Rio Ruiz hit for Rex Brothers
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ruiz singled to right
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte grounded out to second, Ruiz to second
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Albies homered to center, Ruiz scored
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp singled to right center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Wisler pitching
    • A. Lind: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lind singled to left center
    • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taylor lined out to left
    • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lind to third, Robles to second on 3rd baseman Camargo fielding error
    • A. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep left, Lind and Robles scored
    • P. Severino: Severino grounded out to first, Sanchez to third
    • Alejandro De Aza hit for Tanner Roark
    • A. De Aza: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, De Aza struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to deep left
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Camargo singled to right
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Rex Brothers relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner flied out to deep right
    • J. Werth: Strike looking, Strike looking, Werth flied out to deep center
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Difo lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to second
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • A. Lind: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lind singled to center
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles tripled to deep right center, Lind scored
    • A. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Severino reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Robles scored, Sanchez out at second
    • T. Roark: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Roark grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Inciarte struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • J. Werth: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Werth flied out to center
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Difo lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to third
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Camargo grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Robles grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
    • J. Lobaton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lobaton hit by pitch
    • Pedro Severino ran for Jose Lobaton
    • T. Roark: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Albies flied out to center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kemp lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner doubled to deep right center
    • J. Werth: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Werth singled to left, Turner scored
    • W. Difo: Ball, Difo reached on fielder's choice to first, Werth out at second
    • A. Lind: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lind flied out to deep center
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Taylor lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)