Reynolds has 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, Nationals rout Marlins 18-4

WASHINGTON (AP) Mark Reynolds may have sent his manager toward a sleepless night.

How is Dave Martinez supposed to rest when he's got to figure out whether Reynolds' career night earned him another start Sunday?

''Well, I mean I'm going to sleep just fine. That's his problem,'' Reynolds joked afterward. ''I'll be ready to go either way.''

Reynolds homered twice and drove in a career-high 10 runs, Max Scherzer won for the first time since June 5, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 18-4 on Saturday night.

Martinez said he'll have to think about where to put the right-handed hitting Reynolds when the Marlins start a right-hander on Sunday. Martinez has other options at first base, including left-handed hitters Matt Adams and Daniel Murphy.

Washington has won three straight and scored a combined 35 runs since calling a players-only meeting on Wednesday after falling under .500 for the first time since May 2.

Reynolds (5 for 5) tied his career high for hits and equaled the Nationals' RBI record.

Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the second inning into the same visitors' bullpen where his walk-off homer landed on Friday. He followed that up with an RBI double in the second, a two-run single in the fifth, a three-run homer in the sixth, and a two-run single in the seventh.

''Yeah, that's like a good two weeks,'' Reynolds said. ''These things don't happen often.''

Signed as minor league free agent in April, Reynolds is 12 for 23 with four home runs since June 29.

''I've seen him like this,'' Martinez said. ''When he gets hot like this he can stay hot for a while, so we'll have to figure something out, see if we can get him in tomorrow.''

Washington, which has won 14 straight against Miami, broke it open by batting around the order and scoring a season-best seven runs in the fifth inning.

''We haven't had any success with them in a while now,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''They're a good lineup up and down, but we've pitched better than this.''

Scherzer (11-5), who was 0-4 in his previous five starts, pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits - three of which were home runs. The Nationals had been shut out in three of Scherzer's previous five starts.

Miami starter Wei-Yin Chen (2-6) lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits.

Bryce Harper had three hits and an intentional walk.

Starlin Castro and J.T. Realmuto hit the first back-to-back home runs of the season for the Marlins in the fourth inning. Yadiel Rivera hit his first homer of the season in the seventh.

STREAK SNAPPED

The Marlins were 9-0 this season in games in which Realmuto homered before Saturday night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: OF Brian Anderson was out of the lineup for the first time this season. After playing in Miami's first 90 games, Mattingly said it was time for a breather. ... Mattingly said OF Lewis Brinson (right hip) is still sore and ''doing a little treatment, and that's all.''

Nationals: Martinez said RHP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to go on a rehab assignment Tuesday with the goal of throwing 50-60 pitches. ... OF Victor Robles (hyperextended left elbow) and RHP Koda Glover (right shoulder tendinitis) both played in a Gulf Coast League game Friday. Martinez said Glover is ''progressing well'' but that he wouldn't be pitching in back-to-back games. ... C Matt Wieters (left hamstring strain) went 1 for 4 in a rehab start with Double-A Harrisburg and is expected to play again on Sunday before being re-evaluated.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Rookie RHP Trevor Richards (2-5, 5.26 ERA) makes his first start against the Nationals in the series finale.

Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (3-10, 4.60 ERA) is looking for his first win since June 6. Roark is 5-8 with a 3.99 ERA in 22 games against the Marlins.

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
MIA36-55
000210100471
WAS45-43
02017350X18170
  • W: M. Scherzer (11-5)L: W. Chen (2-6)
  • HR: MIA - S. Castro (6), Y. Rivera (1), J. Realmuto (12), WAS - M. Reynolds 2 (10), P. Severino (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF40100001.288.346.454.8011.0
S. Castro 2B31111101.297.346.414.7607.0
J. Realmuto C31111002.305.358.544.9036.0
B. Holaday C10000000.167.216.211.4280.0
J. Bour 1B40000021.232.359.411.769-1.0
G. Cooper RF30000110.231.412.231.6430.5
J. Riddle SS41100002.258.287.468.7554.0
M. Rojas 3B40110000.257.313.357.6702.0
Y. Rivera CF31111001.194.310.245.5556.0
W. Chen P20100000.143.143.143.2861.0
E. Hernandez P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Meyer P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Turner SS43100101.282.359.425.7855.0
    J. Soto LF52220011.308.420.548.9676.5
    S. Kelley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    A. Rendon 3B41120011.280.347.511.8584.5
    a- S. Kieboom PH-1B00010000.217.288.261.5491.0
    B. Harper RF34300100.219.371.475.8468.0
    B. Goodwin RF11100000.193.329.368.6972.0
    M. Reynolds 1B-3B535102000.292.358.594.95325.0
    M. Taylor CF40000102.244.305.380.6851.0
    W. Difo 2B42100100.249.305.345.6504.0
    P. Severino C51131013.171.256.254.5107.5
    M. Scherzer P30100000.244.279.268.5471.0
    b- M. Adams PH-LF21100000.293.363.579.9422.0
    • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Rendon in the 7th
    • b-singled for Scherzer in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 3B - J. Riddle (3)
    • HR - S. Castro (6), J. Realmuto (12), Y. Rivera
    • RBI - S. Castro (33), J. Realmuto (41), M. Rojas (32), Y. Rivera (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Soto (11), A. Rendon (25), M. Reynolds (2)
    • HR - M. Reynolds 2 (10), P. Severino (2)
    • SF - S. Kieboom
    • RBI - J. Soto 2 (26), A. Rendon 2 (39), S. Kieboom (5), M. Reynolds 10 (24), P. Severino 3 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds 5 (7), P. Severino 3 (6)
    FIELDING
    • E - S. Castro (11)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Turner-Difo-Reynolds; Turner-Difo-Reynolds)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Chen (L, 2-6)4.17772316.141.55-7.5
    E. Hernandez2.1810102026.591.63-14.0
    B. Meyer1.12110003.861.290.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Chen (L, 2-6)4.1
    E. Hernandez2.1
    B. Meyer1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Scherzer (W, 11-5)7.07442332.330.8916.5
    S. Kelley2.00000002.840.876.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Scherzer (W, 11-5)7.0
    S. Kelley2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - E. Hernandez
    • IBB - W. Chen (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 84-55, E. Hernandez 67-39, B. Meyer 23-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 6-4, E. Hernandez 1-6
    • Batters Faced - W. Chen 22, E. Hernandez 17, B. Meyer 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 109-78, S. Kelley 18-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 10-6, S. Kelley 1-5
    • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 28, S. Kelley 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    MIA36-55
    000210100471
    WAS45-43
    02017350X18170
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Dietrich LF40100001.288.346.454.8011.0
    S. Castro 2B31111101.297.346.414.7607.0
    J. Realmuto C31111002.305.358.544.9036.0
    B. Holaday C10000000.167.216.211.4280.0
    J. Bour 1B40000021.232.359.411.769-1.0
    G. Cooper RF30000110.231.412.231.6430.5
    J. Riddle SS41100002.258.287.468.7554.0
    M. Rojas 3B40110000.257.313.357.6702.0
    Y. Rivera CF31111001.194.310.245.5556.0
    W. Chen P20100000.143.143.143.2861.0
    E. Hernandez P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    B. Meyer P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total324743238-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Turner SS43100101.282.359.425.7855.0
      J. Soto LF52220011.308.420.548.9676.5
      S. Kelley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      A. Rendon 3B41120011.280.347.511.8584.5
      a- S. Kieboom PH-1B00010000.217.288.261.5491.0
      B. Harper RF34300100.219.371.475.8468.0
      B. Goodwin RF11100000.193.329.368.6972.0
      M. Reynolds 1B-3B535102000.292.358.594.95325.0
      M. Taylor CF40000102.244.305.380.6851.0
      W. Difo 2B42100100.249.305.345.6504.0
      P. Severino C51131013.171.256.254.5107.5
      M. Scherzer P30100000.244.279.268.5471.0
      b- M. Adams PH-LF21100000.293.363.579.9422.0
      Total401817183438-----
      HITTERSAB
      T. Turner SS4
      J. Soto LF5
      S. Kelley P0
      A. Rendon 3B4
      a- S. Kieboom PH-1B0
      B. Harper RF3
      B. Goodwin RF1
      M. Reynolds 1B-3B5
      M. Taylor CF4
      W. Difo 2B4
      P. Severino C5
      M. Scherzer P3
      b- M. Adams PH-LF2
      Total40
      • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Rendon in the 7th
      • b-singled for Scherzer in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Riddle (3)
      • HR - S. Castro (6), J. Realmuto (12), Y. Rivera
      • RBI - S. Castro (33), J. Realmuto (41), M. Rojas (32), Y. Rivera (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Soto (11), A. Rendon (25), M. Reynolds (2)
      • HR - M. Reynolds 2 (10), P. Severino (2)
      • SF - S. Kieboom
      • RBI - J. Soto 2 (26), A. Rendon 2 (39), S. Kieboom (5), M. Reynolds 10 (24), P. Severino 3 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds 5 (7), P. Severino 3 (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - S. Castro (11)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Turner-Difo-Reynolds; Turner-Difo-Reynolds)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Chen (L, 2-6)4.17772316.141.55-7.5
      E. Hernandez2.1810102026.591.63-14.0
      B. Meyer1.12110003.861.290.0
      Total8.0171818433---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Chen (L, 2-6)4.1
      E. Hernandez2.1
      B. Meyer1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Scherzer (W, 11-5)7.07442332.330.8916.5
      S. Kelley2.00000002.840.876.0
      Total9.0744233---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Scherzer (W, 11-5)7.0
      S. Kelley2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Hernandez
      • IBB - W. Chen (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 84-55, E. Hernandez 67-39, B. Meyer 23-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 6-4, E. Hernandez 1-6
      • Batters Faced - W. Chen 22, E. Hernandez 17, B. Meyer 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 109-78, S. Kelley 18-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 10-6, S. Kelley 1-5
      • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 28, S. Kelley 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Reynolds reached on an infield single to shortstop, Soto and Goodwin scored418
        Kieboom hit sacrifice fly to center, Turner scored416
        Soto doubled to deep right, Difo and Adams scored, Turner to third415
        Rivera homered to center413
      • 6TH INNING
        Reynolds homered to center, Turner and Harper scored313
      • 5TH INNING
        Severino homered to left, Reynolds and Difo scored310
        Reynolds singled to left, Rendon and Harper scored37
        Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner and Soto scored, Rendon to third on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error35
        Rojas singled to right, Riddle scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Reynolds doubled to left, Harper scored23
        Realmuto homered to left22
        Castro homered to left12
      • 2ND INNING
        Reynolds homered to left center, Harper scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Kelley Pitching:
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cooper popped out to second
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle popped out to third
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Shawn Kelley pitching
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro flied out to deep center
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holaday grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Bour flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Meyer Pitching:
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Difo flied out to left
        • P. Severino: Ball, Severino flied out to deep left
        • M. Adams: Adams popped out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brian Goodwin in right field
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
        • Y. Rivera: Ball, Strike looking, Rivera homered to center
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Foul, Dietrich popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Hernandez Pitching:
        • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Difo walked
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Severino popped out to shortstop
        • Matt Adams hit for Max Scherzer
        • M. Adams: Ball, Strike swinging, Adams singled to shallow left, Difo to second
        • T. Turner: Turner singled to center, Difo to third, Adams to second
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto doubled to deep right, Difo and Adams scored, Turner to third
        • Spencer Kieboom hit for Anthony Rendon
        • S. Kieboom: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kieboom hit sacrifice fly to center, Turner scored
        • Ben Meyer relieved Elieser Hernandez
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodwin singled to center, Soto to third, Goodwin to second
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds reached on an infield single to shortstop, Soto and Goodwin scored
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto fouled out to catcher
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bour fouled out to first
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cooper walked, Castro to second
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Riddle fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Bryan Holaday catching
        • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto flied out to deep left
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rendon flied out to right
        • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Harper singled to center, Turner to third
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds homered to center, Turner and Harper scored
        • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Riddle tripled to deep right center
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rojas singled to right, Riddle scored
        • Y. Rivera: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rivera grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rojas out at second
        • W. Chen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chen singled to shallow center
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Scherzer singled to center
        • T. Turner: Turner reached on fielder's choice to second, Scherzer out at second
        • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Soto singled to center, Turner to second
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner and Soto scored, Rendon to third on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error
        • B. Harper: Harper intentionally walked
        • Elieser Hernandez relieved Wei-Yin Chen
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Harper to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to left, Rendon and Harper scored
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Taylor flied out to right
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Difo singled to right, Reynolds to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Severino homered to left, Reynolds and Difo scored
        • M. Scherzer: Ball, Strike looking, Scherzer grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castro homered to left
        • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Realmuto homered to left
        • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
        • G. Cooper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon grounded out to third
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper singled to deep right center
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds doubled to left, Harper scored
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
        • W. Difo: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Difo grounded out to shortstop, Reynolds to third, Taylor to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Severino popped out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas popped out to second
        • Y. Rivera: Foul, Rivera grounded out to third
        • W. Chen: Chen grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Ball, Scherzer flied out to deep center
        • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner popped out to second
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cooper grounded out to third
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Harper singled to right
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds homered to left center, Harper scored
        • M. Taylor: Taylor grounded out to third
        • W. Difo: Ball, Difo grounded out to third
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Severino struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Scherzer Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dietrich singled to left
        • S. Castro: Castro flied out to shallow center
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner popped out to second
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Soto grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)