Kendrick homers, drives in 3 as Nats beat Marlins again, 9-6

WASHINGTON (AP) Even at age 35 and with a history of hamstring injuries, Howie Kendrick keeps making it tough for his manager to keep him out of the lineup.

Kendrick answered the call again Sunday with three hits and three RBIs, including his eighth home run, in Washington's 9-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.

''You want to put him out there every day,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''But I've got to make sure that he's rested and he stays healthy throughout the whole year.''

Injuries have forced Kendrick into more early action than expected, and without him Washington's struggles so far could've been even worse. After 43 games - 25 starts - he's batting .303, sits tied for second on the team in home runs and is third with 28 RBIs.

''There's a reason why he's been playing for so long,'' teammate Anthony Rendon said. ''The man is a bulldog out there.''

Brian Dozier doubled in two during a four-run rally against Caleb Smith (3-2) with two outs in the third, his final inning.

''I didn't think I had command of any of my pitches,'' Smith said after his shortest outing this season ''They capitalized on it.''

Juan Soto drew a key two-out walk in the inning. He added a sacrifice fly in a four-run sixth against Wei-Yin Chen and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an eighth-inning single.

Michael A. Taylor doubled home a run in the sixth and Rendon added a two-run triple to help the Nationals build a 9-0 cushion. Washington has scored 28 runs while winning three straight in a four-game set that wraps Monday.

The Nationals entered the series on a five-game losing streak.

''It's good knowing that we can string together some wins to get the confidence back in here of knowing we're a really good ballclub,'' Dozier said.

Erick Fedde (1-0) worked five scoreless innings for his first win since Sept. 11 last year. He made his second start in place of injured Anibal Sanchez.

''I think Fedde doing what he did really got us going,'' Martinez said. ''He came out smoking right from the first inning. And the guys fed off of that.''

Miami scored all its runs in the last two innings against Washington's NL-worst bullpen. Neil Walker homered in the eighth and hit an RBI single in the ninth after Brian Anderson's three-run triple chased James Bourque from his big league debut.

''We got some hits there to at least make it look better,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''But honestly, it probably wasn't as close as it looked.''

HOW THE THIRD INNING TURNED

After Kendrick's solo homer in the second, it was still 1-0 in the third when Soto fought back from an 0-2 hole against Smith to draw a walk and load the bases. Kendrick followed with a two-run single, and Dozier's double off the out-of-town scoreboard knocked in two more.

The rally came after Fedde escaped a bases-loaded jam unscathed in the top half, striking out Walker on a 2-2 curveball.

''Those are the moments when you find out who you are,'' Fedde said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: OF Garrett Cooper was held out of the starting lineup, but pinch-hit in the ninth inning. ''It's just a day for Coop,'' Mattingly said before the game. ''He looked a little beat up yesterday.''

Nationals: Martinez said he'd like to see RHP Trevor Rosenthal (viral infection) throw on back-to-back days before making a return to the majors. Rosenthal is scheduled to pitch Monday for Double-A Harrisburg after tossing a scoreless inning Saturday.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (2-6, 4.30 ERA) starts Monday's series finale. He has won three consecutive starts against Washington and has a 2.80 ERA over 45 innings during his last seven outings.

Nationals: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.41) makes his final start of a frustrating month. He has a 2.53 ERA in five outings in May, but has won only one of his three decisions.

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  • W: E. Fedde (1-0)L: C. Smith (3-2)
  • HR: MIA - N. Walker (4), WAS - H. Kendrick (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson RF30100111.194.293.395.6891.5
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Cooper PH01000100.196.293.314.6072.0
H. Ramirez CF-RF42300110.395.439.553.9926.5
B. Anderson 3B41130103.231.316.360.6767.0
N. Walker 1B51231023.285.364.431.7948.0
S. Castro 2B50100021.227.269.284.5530.0
J. Alfaro C40000021.250.309.414.723-1.0
A. Dean LF30100101.184.200.342.5422.0
M. Rojas SS40100002.252.307.288.5960.0
C. Smith P00000000.063.063.063.1250.0
W. Chen P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
b- R. Herrera PH-CF21100001.198.274.256.5293.0
  • a-walked for Kinley in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Chen in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50100011.250.286.433.7190.5
A. Eaton RF42200000.278.345.397.7425.0
J. Guerra P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Bourque P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rendon 3B42220110.329.423.6781.1018.5
J. Soto LF31110111.288.388.513.9013.5
H. Kendrick 1B52331001.303.346.549.89511.0
B. Dozier 2B50320011.213.307.367.6745.5
V. Robles CF-RF40000014.242.319.434.7530.5
Y. Gomes C41100002.239.321.342.6623.0
E. Fedde P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Rainey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Taylor PH-CF21210000.236.311.327.6395.0
  • a-doubled for Rainey in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Ramirez (3), B. Anderson (9), R. Herrera (5)
  • HR - N. Walker (4)
  • SH - C. Smith (3)
  • RBI - B. Anderson 3 (21), N. Walker 3 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson 3 (7), N. Walker (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, B. Anderson 2 (2), N. Walker 3 (3), S. Castro, A. Dean
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (6), B. Dozier (5), Y. Gomes (6), M. Taylor (5)
  • 3B - A. Rendon
  • HR - H. Kendrick (8)
  • SF - J. Soto
  • RBI - A. Rendon 2 (31), J. Soto (35), H. Kendrick 3 (28), B. Dozier 2 (15), M. Taylor
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (7), B. Dozier 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Guerra 2 (2), J. Soto, B. Dozier, V. Robles 4 (4), Y. Gomes 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Rojas (2)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Anderson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dozier-Turner-Kendrick)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (L, 3-2)3.05552113.050.96-7.5
W. Chen3.06440309.331.910.5
T. Kinley2.04000105.091.872.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (L, 3-2)3.0
W. Chen3.0
T. Kinley2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Fedde (W, 1-0)5.04003402.181.1117.0
T. Rainey1.00000204.501.254.0
J. Guerra2.03220114.411.221.5
J. Bourque0.234420054.007.50-9.0
W. Suero0.11000107.061.34-0.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Fedde (W, 1-0)5.0
T. Rainey1.0
J. Guerra2.0
J. Bourque0.2
W. Suero0.1
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Chen
  • IBB - C. Smith
  • HBP - C. Smith
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 67-43, W. Chen 58-40, T. Kinley 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-6, W. Chen 4-3, T. Kinley 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 17, W. Chen 16, T. Kinley 10
PITCHING
  • IBB - E. Fedde
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 83-51, T. Rainey 16-12, J. Guerra 33-21, J. Bourque 29-12, W. Suero 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 3-7, T. Rainey 1-0, J. Guerra 2-3, J. Bourque 1-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 21, T. Rainey 3, J. Guerra 9, J. Bourque 6, W. Suero 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson RF30100111.194.293.395.6891.5
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Cooper PH01000100.196.293.314.6072.0
H. Ramirez CF-RF42300110.395.439.553.9926.5
B. Anderson 3B41130103.231.316.360.6767.0
N. Walker 1B51231023.285.364.431.7948.0
S. Castro 2B50100021.227.269.284.5530.0
J. Alfaro C40000021.250.309.414.723-1.0
A. Dean LF30100101.184.200.342.5422.0
M. Rojas SS40100002.252.307.288.5960.0
C. Smith P00000000.063.063.063.1250.0
W. Chen P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
b- R. Herrera PH-CF21100001.198.274.256.5293.0
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  • a-walked for Kinley in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Chen in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50100011.250.286.433.7190.5
A. Eaton RF42200000.278.345.397.7425.0
J. Guerra P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Bourque P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rendon 3B42220110.329.423.6781.1018.5
J. Soto LF31110111.288.388.513.9013.5
H. Kendrick 1B52331001.303.346.549.89511.0
B. Dozier 2B50320011.213.307.367.6745.5
V. Robles CF-RF40000014.242.319.434.7530.5
Y. Gomes C41100002.239.321.342.6623.0
E. Fedde P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Rainey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Taylor PH-CF21210000.236.311.327.6395.0
Total39915912512-----
  • a-doubled for Rainey in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Ramirez (3), B. Anderson (9), R. Herrera (5)
  • HR - N. Walker (4)
  • SH - C. Smith (3)
  • RBI - B. Anderson 3 (21), N. Walker 3 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson 3 (7), N. Walker (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, B. Anderson 2 (2), N. Walker 3 (3), S. Castro, A. Dean
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (6), B. Dozier (5), Y. Gomes (6), M. Taylor (5)
  • 3B - A. Rendon
  • HR - H. Kendrick (8)
  • SF - J. Soto
  • RBI - A. Rendon 2 (31), J. Soto (35), H. Kendrick 3 (28), B. Dozier 2 (15), M. Taylor
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (7), B. Dozier 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Guerra 2 (2), J. Soto, B. Dozier, V. Robles 4 (4), Y. Gomes 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Rojas (2)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Anderson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dozier-Turner-Kendrick)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (L, 3-2)3.05552113.050.96-7.5
W. Chen3.06440309.331.910.5
T. Kinley2.04000105.091.872.5
Total8.01599251---
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (L, 3-2)3.0
W. Chen3.0
T. Kinley2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Fedde (W, 1-0)5.04003402.181.1117.0
T. Rainey1.00000204.501.254.0
J. Guerra2.03220114.411.221.5
J. Bourque0.234420054.007.50-9.0
W. Suero0.11000107.061.34-0.5
Total9.01166581---
PITCHERSIP
E. Fedde (W, 1-0)5.0
T. Rainey1.0
J. Guerra2.0
J. Bourque0.2
W. Suero0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Chen
  • IBB - C. Smith
  • HBP - C. Smith
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 67-43, W. Chen 58-40, T. Kinley 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-6, W. Chen 4-3, T. Kinley 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 17, W. Chen 16, T. Kinley 10
PITCHING
  • IBB - E. Fedde
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 83-51, T. Rainey 16-12, J. Guerra 33-21, J. Bourque 29-12, W. Suero 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 3-7, T. Rainey 1-0, J. Guerra 2-3, J. Bourque 1-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 21, T. Rainey 3, J. Guerra 9, J. Bourque 6, W. Suero 2
  • 9TH INNING
    Walker singled to center, Anderson scored69
    Anderson doubled to deep center, Herrera, Cooper and Ramirez scored59
  • 8TH INNING
    Walker homered to center, Ramirez scored29
  • 6TH INNING
    Soto hit sacrifice fly to center, Rendon scored09
    Rendon tripled to deep center, Taylor and Eaton scored08
    Taylor doubled to deep right center, Gomes scored06
  • 3RD INNING
    Dozier doubled to deep right center, Soto and Kendrick scored05
    Kendrick singled to left center, Eaton and Rendon scored, Soto to third, Kendrick to second03
  • 2ND INNING
    Kendrick homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • James Bourque relieved Javy Guerra
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dean walked
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Dean out at second
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera doubled to deep right
    • Garrett Cooper hit for Tyler Kinley
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cooper walked
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to second, Herrera to third, Cooper to second
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep center, Herrera, Cooper and Ramirez scored
    • Wander Suero relieved James Bourque
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Walker singled to center, Anderson scored
    • St. Castro: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to third, Ramirez to second
    • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Walker homered to center, Ramirez scored
    • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Kinley Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon grounded out to third
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Soto singled to left center
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kendrick flied out to deep right
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier singled to left, Soto to second
    • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Robles struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Javy Guerra pitching
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Dean singled to right
    • M. Rojas: Rojas flied out to center
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Wei-Yin Chen
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Herrera lined out to left
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Kinley pitching
    • V. Robles: Robles grounded out to third
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gomes grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Taylor reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Tr. Turner: Turner singled to center, Taylor to second
    • J. Guerra: Guerra flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tanner Rainey relieved Erick Fedde
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker grounded out to first
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomes doubled to right
    • Michael Taylor hit for Tanner Rainey
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor doubled to deep right center, Gomes scored
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Eaton reached on an infield single to third, Taylor to third
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Rendon tripled to deep center, Taylor and Eaton scored
    • J. Soto: Foul, Soto hit sacrifice fly to center, Rendon scored
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Kendrick safe at first on 3rd baseman Anderson throwing error, Kendrick to second
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Chen: Strike looking, Foul, Chen lined out to first
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Granderson singled to left
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Granderson to second
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to third
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kendrick singled to center
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier singled to left, Kendrick to third
    • V. Robles: Ball, Dozier to second on wild pitch, Robles popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Castro flied out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro flied out to center
    • A. Dean: Ball, Dean flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wei-Yin Chen relieved Caleb Smith
    • E. Fedde: Strike looking, Strike looking, Fedde grounded out to second
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner flied out to center
    • A. Eaton: Eaton grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to left center
    • Ca. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Rojas to second
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas caught stealing third, catcher to third, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • H. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right, Granderson to third
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson intentionally walked
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ca. Smith Pitching:
    • E. Fedde: Ball, Strike looking, Fedde grounded out to second
    • Tr. Turner: Turner fouled out to first
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton doubled to deep right
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon intentionally walked
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked, Eaton to third, Rendon to second
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendrick singled to left center, Eaton and Rendon scored, Soto to third, Kendrick to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier doubled to deep right center, Soto and Kendrick scored
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Robles hit by pitch
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomes flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to catcher, Castro to second
    • A. Dean: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dean flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ca. Smith Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kendrick homered to center
    • B. Dozier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to deep center
    • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles lined out to left
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Gomes flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Granderson struck out looking
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ca. Smith Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner flied out to deep center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon singled to center
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)