Harper's 2 RBIs help Nats beat Diamondbacks 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) The newest additions to the Washington bullpen came through when called upon to help deliver a victory to their new team.

Sean Doolittle stranded the potential tying run by escaping a jam for his second save for Washington, and Ryan Madson tossed a scoreless eighth inning as the Nationals held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday night.

''The game can really speed up on you once you start getting guys on base,'' said Doolittle, who with Madson arrived in a trade with Oakland earlier in the week. ''The crowd and the energy of the stadium can kind of take over and ... you have to be mindful enough to step off the mound, slow the game down a bit, kind of press reset.''

Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs, and starting pitcher Tanner Roark struck out a season-high 11. Roark (8-6) gave up two runs and three hits in seven innings for the NL East-leading Nationals.

''Curveball felt good. Just keep the hitter guessing,'' Roark said.

Harper hit his 25th home run on a full-count offspeed pitch from Anthony Banda (0-1), who lost in his major league debut.

Chris Iannetta hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half, but the Nationals opened a 4-1 lead with a three-run sixth.

Harper hit a run-scoring double and scored on Ryan Zimmerman's double, and Anthony Rendon beat out an RBI single that sent Zimmerman home.

''They had a young guy out there that throws the ball really hard, has good command. He's going to be really good in the next couple of years for sure,'' Harper said of Banda. ''Just got him this time and got a few runs up there.''

A.J. Pollock tripled in the bottom half and scored on Jake Lamb's groundout, and Arizona reliever Jorge De La Rosa got out of bases-loaded trouble in the seventh when he struck out Harper and Zimmerman.

Doolittle, acquired from Oakland last weekend, walked Lamb leading off the ninth. Iannetta hit a broken-bat grounder to third, and Rendon's throw to second went into right field for an error that put runners on the corners.

Paul Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly, Chris Owings flied out and Doolittle struck out Ketel Marte for his second save with the Nationals.

''Madson's been great for us. Doolittle ... he never panics. It was great to see. It's a lot of fun to have a back end like that,'' Harper said.

Banda allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, struck out five and walked none. He was optioned back to Triple-A Reno after the game.

''I felt confident. I threw the ball in the zone and kept attacking hitters,'' Banda said. ''I made a couple of mistakes, Harper and the middle of the lineup.''

OUT STRETCHING

Brian Goodwin, who had three hits, was thrown out at third base trying to stretch a third-inning double, with right fielder David Peralta throwing to second baseman Owings, who made the relay.

RECORD BOOK

Zimmerman's 361st double made him the Montreal/Washington career leader, one ahead of Tim Wallach.

GOLDY'S `DAY OFF'

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo gave Goldschmidt a day off from the starting lineup, but the All-Star pinch hit in the ninth. ''He went to the All-Star Game and didn't get the four days off that everybody else had,'' Lovullo said. ''He always wants to be in there. It was one of those decisions that I had to make where I said take the day off and be ready for a Sunday day game.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: OF J.D. Martinez remains day to day with a bruised hand, which is feeling better, Lovullo said.

Nationals: Washington could be without two outfielders on Sunday, as Chris Heisey injured his groin on his sixth-inning triple. Manager Dusty Baker said the team might need to make a roster move, since OF Ryan Raburn, who was in the original lineup but was removed, is going on the bereavement list and leaving the team on Sunday. Raburn pinch hit in the ninth and grounded out, then stayed in the game as a defensive replacement.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (10-3) faces Arizona on Sunday. He is coming off a four-hit, 11-strikeout performance in a win over Cincinnati.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (9-4) faces the team that originally drafted him in 2010. Ray is 0-3 with a 6.48 ERA in three starts against Washington.

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  • W: T. Roark (8-6)L: A. Banda (0-1)S: S. Doolittle (5)
  • HR: WAS - B. Harper (25)
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C. Heisey LF41100111.162.215.270.4854.5
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R. Zimmerman 1B41210023.321.365.577.9434.0
D. Murphy 2B40100002.341.392.580.9721.0
A. Rendon 3B40110002.314.419.5831.0032.0
M. Wieters C40100022.250.297.386.6831.0
W. Difo SS40100002.250.327.311.6371.0
T. Roark P30000031.114.139.143.282-1.5
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a- R. Raburn PH-LF10000000.262.304.431.7350.0
  • a-grounded out for Madson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta RF40000021.321.369.494.862-1.0
A. Pollock CF42200011.299.344.488.8325.5
J. Lamb 3B31010121.275.372.555.9272.0
C. Iannetta C40110021.231.308.497.8052.0
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D. Descalso 1B20000101.238.342.407.7501.0
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C. Owings 2B40000012.279.311.457.769-0.5
K. Marte SS40000021.200.267.400.667-1.0
C. Herrmann LF30000010.171.263.361.623-0.5
A. Banda P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
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J. Barrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Chafin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Descalso in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Barrett in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Goodwin (13), B. Harper (24), R. Zimmerman (23), M. Wieters (17)
  • 3B - C. Heisey
  • HR - B. Harper (25)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (75), R. Zimmerman (66), A. Rendon (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Harper (33), A. Rendon (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Iannetta (14), B. Drury (25)
  • 3B - A. Pollock (5)
  • SF - P. Goldschmidt
  • RBI - J. Lamb (79), C. Iannetta (24), P. Goldschmidt (73)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Iannetta (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Goodwin (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rendon (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Peralta
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 8-6)7.032211104.831.3830.5
R. Madson (H, 16)1.01000101.910.802.5
S. Doolittle (S, 5)1.00101103.470.739.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 8-6)7.0
R. Madson (H, 16)1.0
S. Doolittle (S, 5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Banda (L, 0-1)5.27440516.351.241.5
J. Hoover0.23001204.001.96-3.0
J. De La Rosa0.21000204.211.290.0
J. Barrett1.00000001.500.833.0
A. Chafin1.01000101.911.152.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Banda (L, 0-1)5.2
J. Hoover0.2
J. De La Rosa0.2
J. Barrett1.0
A. Chafin1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 103-66, R. Madson 15-11, S. Doolittle 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-4, R. Madson 2-0, S. Doolittle 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 25, R. Madson 4, S. Doolittle 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Banda 82-55, J. Hoover 24-16, J. De La Rosa 15-11, J. Barrett 10-5, A. Chafin 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Banda 4-7, J. Barrett 1-2, A. Chafin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Banda 23, J. Hoover 6, J. De La Rosa 3, J. Barrett 3, A. Chafin 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Goodwin CF50300010.241.309.466.7755.5
C. Heisey LF41100111.162.215.270.4854.5
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Harper RF52221014.338.444.6411.0849.5
R. Zimmerman 1B41210023.321.365.577.9434.0
D. Murphy 2B40100002.341.392.580.9721.0
A. Rendon 3B40110002.314.419.5831.0032.0
M. Wieters C40100022.250.297.386.6831.0
W. Difo SS40100002.250.327.311.6371.0
T. Roark P30000031.114.139.143.282-1.5
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Raburn PH-LF10000000.262.304.431.7350.0
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  • a-grounded out for Madson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta RF40000021.321.369.494.862-1.0
A. Pollock CF42200011.299.344.488.8325.5
J. Lamb 3B31010121.275.372.555.9272.0
C. Iannetta C40110021.231.308.497.8052.0
G. Blanco PR00000000.252.331.404.7350.0
D. Descalso 1B20000101.238.342.407.7501.0
a- P. Goldschmidt PH00010000.310.425.565.9911.0
C. Owings 2B40000012.279.311.457.769-0.5
K. Marte SS40000021.200.267.400.667-1.0
C. Herrmann LF30000010.171.263.361.623-0.5
A. Banda P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Hoover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Barrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Drury PH10100000.280.332.450.7822.0
A. Chafin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Descalso in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Barrett in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Goodwin (13), B. Harper (24), R. Zimmerman (23), M. Wieters (17)
  • 3B - C. Heisey
  • HR - B. Harper (25)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (75), R. Zimmerman (66), A. Rendon (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Harper (33), A. Rendon (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Iannetta (14), B. Drury (25)
  • 3B - A. Pollock (5)
  • SF - P. Goldschmidt
  • RBI - J. Lamb (79), C. Iannetta (24), P. Goldschmidt (73)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Iannetta (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Goodwin (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rendon (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Peralta
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 8-6)7.032211104.831.3830.5
R. Madson (H, 16)1.01000101.910.802.5
S. Doolittle (S, 5)1.00101103.470.739.5
Total9.04322130---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 8-6)7.0
R. Madson (H, 16)1.0
S. Doolittle (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Banda (L, 0-1)5.27440516.351.241.5
J. Hoover0.23001204.001.96-3.0
J. De La Rosa0.21000204.211.290.0
J. Barrett1.00000001.500.833.0
A. Chafin1.01000101.911.152.5
Total9.012441101---
PITCHERSIP
A. Banda (L, 0-1)5.2
J. Hoover0.2
J. De La Rosa0.2
J. Barrett1.0
A. Chafin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 103-66, R. Madson 15-11, S. Doolittle 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-4, R. Madson 2-0, S. Doolittle 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 25, R. Madson 4, S. Doolittle 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Banda 82-55, J. Hoover 24-16, J. De La Rosa 15-11, J. Barrett 10-5, A. Chafin 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Banda 4-7, J. Barrett 1-2, A. Chafin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Banda 23, J. Hoover 6, J. De La Rosa 3, J. Barrett 3, A. Chafin 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Goldschmidt hit sacrifice fly to right, Lamb scored43
  • 6TH INNING
    Lamb grounded out to second, Pollock scored42
    Rendon reached on an infield single to third, Zimmerman scored41
    Zimmerman doubled to deep center, Harper scored31
    Harper doubled to left center, Heisey scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Iannetta doubled to shallow left, Pollock scored11
    Harper homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • Ryan Raburn hit for Ryan Madson
    • R. Raburn: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Raburn grounded out to first
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin singled to left center
    • C. Heisey: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Heisey struck out looking
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin stole second, Harper flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sean Doolittle pitching
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta reached on fielder's choice to third, Lamb to third on 3rd baseman Rendon fielding error
    • Gregor Blanco ran for Chris Iannetta
    • Paul Goldschmidt hit for Daniel Descalso
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Goldschmidt hit sacrifice fly to right, Lamb scored
    • C. Owings: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Owings flied out to deep right
    • K. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. De La Rosa Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Murphy singled to right
    • Jake Barrett relieved Jorge De La Rosa
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon flied out to deep right
    • M. Wieters: Wieters lined out to left
    • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Difo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Madson relieved Tanner Roark
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
    • Brandon Drury hit for Jake Barrett
    • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Drury doubled to deep left
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to shortstop, Drury to third
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Hoover Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Difo singled to left
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Roark struck out looking
    • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodwin singled to right center, Difo to third
    • C. Heisey: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Heisey walked, Goodwin to second
    • Jorge De La Rosa relieved J.J. Hoover
    • B. Harper: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso grounded out to second
    • C. Owings: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Owings grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin grounded out to second
    • C. Heisey: Ball, Ball, Foul, Heisey tripled to shallow left
    • B. Harper: Harper doubled to left center, Heisey scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman doubled to deep center, Harper scored
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Murphy grounded out to first, Zimmerman to third
    • J.J. Hoover relieved Anthony Banda
    • A. Rendon: Rendon reached on an infield single to third, Zimmerman scored
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Peralta struck out on foul tip
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock tripled to deep center
    • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to second, Pollock scored
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Iannetta struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded bunt out to third
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte lined out to second
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Banda: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Banda struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper flied out to deep left
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman singled to left center
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy flied out to deep center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked
    • C. Owings: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Owings flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Goodwin doubled to deep right, Goodwin out at third
    • C. Heisey: Heisey popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • A. Banda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Banda struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta flied out to left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon fouled out to first
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wieters doubled to deep center
    • W. Difo: Difo flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to first
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Banda Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Goodwin struck out on foul tip
    • C. Heisey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Heisey grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Harper homered to right center
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Pollock singled to left center
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Iannetta doubled to shallow left, Pollock scored
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)