Corbin Ks 11, Robles homers as Nationals beat Mets 5-1

WASHINGTON (AP) For the second time in a week, Patrick Corbin righted the ship for the Washington Nationals.

Corbin struck out 11 in eight strong innings and Victor Robles homered to help the Nationals top the New York Mets 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Corbin (4-1) allowed one run and four hits to win his second consecutive start. Signed to a $140 million contract as a free agent in the offseason, the left-hander also beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last Thursday and has given up one run over his past 15 innings.

''You always want to be that guy to take the ball and go out there and compete,'' Corbin said. ''Just trying to put up as many zeros as I can and keep us in the game. They did a great job putting up five runs today.''

Corbin, facing the Mets for the third time this season following two no-decisions, retired 15 of 16 batters from the third into the eighth inning, often making New York hitters flail at sliders that ended up out of the strike zone.

''He's able to throw that slider for strike-to-ball, and it's hard to lay off it,'' Mets manager Mickey Calloway said. ''It's one of the best pitches in the major leagues. He had good fastball command as well. He was kind of dotting that where he wanted to.''

The Nationals are 6-3 in games Corbin has started. His past two wins have ended four- and two-game skids, respectively.

Anthony Rendon had three hits for Washington (17-25), which had lost seven of 10. He had two doubles and a single, scored twice and drove in a run.

Wilmer Font (1-1) didn't make it through the third in his second start for New York after being acquired from Tampa Bay on May 6. He gave up five runs and six hits - including a homer and three long doubles - in 2 1/3 innings.

Font was 1-0 with the Rays this season.

J.D. Davis had an RBI double for the Mets, who had won three straight.

Washington scored three runs in the first and two more in the third, with Font departing after Howie Kendrick's RBI double made it 5-1.

''Tonight was a really big night for us, especially with a lot of the young guys making the strides that they did, having good at-bats,'' Kendrick said.

CANO'S WOES

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (0 for 4 with three strikeouts) is hitting .191 (9 for 47) in May with no homers and one RBI.

CORDERO CLAIMED

Right-hander Jimmy Cordero, designated for assignment by the Nationals last week, was claimed off waivers by Toronto. He had been pitching at Triple-A Fresno.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (left hamstring tightness) threw an extended bullpen Tuesday. He is eligible to come off the injured list Thursday. ''We want Vargas to be the best version of himself when he comes back, so we're going to sit down and try to come up with a game plan to get him to that point, whether it's a rehab outing or just getting activated up here,'' Callaway said. ... LHP Steven Matz (forearm) threw a bullpen, one day after playing catch.

Nationals: SS Trea Turner, out since April 3 with a broken finger, played his second rehab game at Class A Potomac and went 0 for 4 with a walk and a throwing error. . RHP Trevor Rosenthal (viral infection) said he will pitch Friday and Saturday at Double-A Harrisburg.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-2, 4.35 ERA) starts the finale of the three-game series. He is 4-9 with a 5.01 ERA in 15 career starts against Washington.

Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-6, 5.27) tries to avoid joining Jason Marquis (2010) as the only starting pitchers in Nationals history (2005-present) to open a season 0-7.

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  • W: P. Corbin (4-1)L: W. Font (1-1)
  • HR: WAS - V. Robles (8)
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W. Difo SS30000010.235.295.303.597-0.5
P. Corbin P20000110.176.263.176.4400.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Davis (5)
    • SH - W. Font
    • RBI - J. Davis (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Davis (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil, J. Davis, R. Cano 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Rendon 2 (15), H. Kendrick (4)
    • HR - V. Robles (8)
    • RBI - V. Robles (17), A. Rendon (20), J. Soto (24), H. Kendrick 2 (23)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, V. Robles, Y. Gomes
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - H. Kendrick
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Rosario-Cano-Alonso)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Font (L, 1-1)2.16552217.081.52-11.0
    D. Gagnon2.23000104.091.093.5
    T. Bashlor2.00000101.690.946.5
    J. Familia1.00000105.871.893.5
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Font (L, 1-1)2.1
    D. Gagnon2.2
    T. Bashlor2.0
    J. Familia1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 4-1)8.041111102.911.0433.5
    S. Doolittle1.00000200.951.054.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 4-1)8.0
    S. Doolittle1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Font 63-38, D. Gagnon 26-20, T. Bashlor 18-13, J. Familia 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Font 1-3, D. Gagnon 1-5, T. Bashlor 3-2, J. Familia 2-0
    • Batters Faced - W. Font 14, D. Gagnon 10, T. Bashlor 6, J. Familia 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 108-72, S. Doolittle 14-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-4
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29, S. Doolittle 3
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    J. Familia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Davis 3B-LF40110021.275.353.429.7822.0
    R. Cano 2B40000032.245.297.374.672-1.5
    P. Alonso 1B40000020.263.347.566.913-1.0
    M. Conforto RF40000020.268.404.500.904-1.0
    A. Rosario SS30000000.278.319.417.7360.0
    W. Ramos C30000000.231.299.306.6040.0
    J. Lagares CF31100010.206.280.324.6041.5
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    • a-struck out for Bashlor in the 8th
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    V. Robles CF42211011.257.305.474.7797.5
    A. Rendon 3B42310000.333.415.6571.0728.0
    J. Soto LF40110002.235.350.429.7792.0
    H. Kendrick 1B40220002.311.365.556.9214.0
    B. Dozier 2B40000024.187.288.313.601-1.0
    Y. Gomes C30000001.217.294.315.6090.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Davis (5)
      • SH - W. Font
      • RBI - J. Davis (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Davis (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil, J. Davis, R. Cano 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Rendon 2 (15), H. Kendrick (4)
      • HR - V. Robles (8)
      • RBI - V. Robles (17), A. Rendon (20), J. Soto (24), H. Kendrick 2 (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, V. Robles, Y. Gomes
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - H. Kendrick
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rosario-Cano-Alonso)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Font (L, 1-1)2.16552217.081.52-11.0
      D. Gagnon2.23000104.091.093.5
      T. Bashlor2.00000101.690.946.5
      J. Familia1.00000105.871.893.5
      Total8.0955251---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Font (L, 1-1)2.1
      D. Gagnon2.2
      T. Bashlor2.0
      J. Familia1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 4-1)8.041111102.911.0433.5
      S. Doolittle1.00000200.951.054.0
      Total9.04111130---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 4-1)8.0
      S. Doolittle1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Font 63-38, D. Gagnon 26-20, T. Bashlor 18-13, J. Familia 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Font 1-3, D. Gagnon 1-5, T. Bashlor 3-2, J. Familia 2-0
      • Batters Faced - W. Font 14, D. Gagnon 10, T. Bashlor 6, J. Familia 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 108-72, S. Doolittle 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-4
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29, S. Doolittle 3
      • 3RD INNING
        Kendrick doubled to deep center, Rendon scored15
        Robles homered to center14
        Davis doubled to deep left, Lagares scored, McNeil to third13
      • 1ST INNING
        Kendrick singled to center, Rendon scored03
        Soto grounded out to shortstop, Robles scored02
        Rendon doubled to deep center, Eaton scored, Robles to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Sean Doolittle relieved Patrick Corbin
        • R. Cano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cano struck out looking
        • P. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • M. Conforto: Conforto flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
        • Todd Frazier hit for Tyler Bashlor
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jeurys Familia pitching
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dozier struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Conforto grounded bunt out to third
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Rosario lined out to center
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bashlor Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Eaton grounded out to second
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Robles grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to deep right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Bashlor relieved Drew Gagnon
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes flied out to shallow right
        • W. Difo: Ball, Foul, Difo grounded out to catcher
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramos flied out to center
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lagares grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Gagnon: Foul, Foul, Gagnon singled to center
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McNeil struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon singled to left
        • J. Soto: Soto singled to center, Rendon to second
        • H. Kendrick: Foul, Foul, Kendrick fouled out to catcher
        • B. Dozier: Dozier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Soto out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
        • M. Conforto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Conforto struck out on foul tip
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Rosario grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Difo flied out to right
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Corbin lined out to center
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • V. Robles: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Ramos grounded out to second
        • J. Lagares: Lagares singled to deep left
        • W. Font: Foul, Font hit sacrifice bunt to first, Lagares to second
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McNeil walked
        • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis doubled to deep left, Lagares scored, McNeil to third
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • V. Robles: Foul, Robles homered to center
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon doubled to left center
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Soto flied out to deep right, Rendon to third
        • H. Kendrick: Foul, Kendrick doubled to deep center, Rendon scored
        • Drew Gagnon relieved Wilmer Font
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Gomes fouled out to first
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso lined out to shortstop
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Gomes fouled out to first
        • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Corbin walked
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton flied out to deep center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McNeil struck out swinging
        • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
        • V. Robles: Ball, Robles reached on bunt single to first, Eaton to second
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon doubled to deep center, Eaton scored, Robles to third
        • J. Soto: Soto grounded out to shortstop, Robles scored
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick singled to center, Rendon scored
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Kendrick caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)