Nationals get HRs from Adams, Soto and roll past Orioles 8-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Though the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles play in stadiums located just 40 miles apart, the gap between their talent and expectations is far wider.

That was clearly evident in the opener of their two-game interleague series on Tuesday night, when the Nationals enhanced their pursuit of a playoff berth with an 8-1 rout that thrust the Orioles deeper into their season-long tailspin.

Matt Adams and Juan Soto homered for Washington, and rookie Austin Voth extended a streak of strong performances by the Nationals' rotation that has fueled a 13-3 stretch for the team with the third-best record in the National League.

Recalled from Double-A Harrisburg before the game, Voth (1-0) allowed one run and four hits over six innings on a broiling night.

''He's been up here and he's pitched well, and I like what I'm seeing,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''He seems like if he struggles for an inning or a few pitches, he has that poise and he gets back into that rhythm again, and I kind of like that.''

Martinez wasn't sure what to think after Voth retired the first batter, then sandwiched a walk between hitting two batters with pitches. He got out of the jam and coasted from there.

''I definitely wasn't comfortable in that first inning,'' Voth said. ''The ball kept slipping out of my hand and I didn't have my command. I just had to bear down.''

Washington starters are unbeaten since June 15, have allowed one earned run or fewer in 11 of their last 16 outings and have a combined 1.78 ERA over the last 11 games.

The Orioles, in the first year of a major rebuild, possess the worst home mark in the majors (12-35) and worst overall record (28-66).

Adams' home run off Asher Wojciechowski (0-3) made him the 102nd player in the 28-year history of Camden Yards to hit a ball onto Eutaw Street, beyond the right field wall and in front of the B&O Warehouse. Two other Nationals did it: Adam Dunn in 2009 and Roger Bernadina in 2013.

Hanser Alberto tied it with a shot to left in the bottom half, but that would be the lone run for Baltimore. In their previous game, against Tampa Bay, the Orioles made 24 straight outs before getting their first baserunner in the ninth.

''A lot of times when it's one or two guys maybe struggling the rest of the guys pick them up,'' said Trey Mancini, who snapped an 0-for-24 skid with a double. ''But there's quite a few of us who are going through little funks right now.''

Soto made it 3-1 in the sixth. His 17th homer came two pitches after he fouled a ball off his shin and dropped to the ground. Insisting he was good to go, Soto proved it by driving a fastball from Wojciechowski into the center-field bleachers.

REUNION

Martinez and Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde were part of the Cubs coaching staff from 2015-17.

''He's awesome. I know him and his family really well,'' said Martinez, adding that he had dinner with Hyde on Sunday night.

FUTURE ISN'T NOW

Right-hander Andrew Cashner was dealt to Boston on Saturday, and the Orioles are likely to unload more talent for prospects leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

''It's not weighing on me,'' Hyde said. ''I think we're all aware of where we are. You want to win games and you want to stay competitive, and obviously losing good players is going to hurt your chances of both those things. But you've got to try to focus on the guys that you have and look big picture. We're in Year One of this.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (back) threw around 75 feet and said ''he felt a lot better,'' according to Martinez. Scherzer is eligible to come off the injured list Saturday and could throw a bullpen session in the next two days. ... To make room for Voth on the roster, Washington optioned C Spencer Kieboom to Double-A Harrisburg. ... RHP Justin Miller (rotator cuff strain) threw a scoreless inning for Harrisburg on Monday.

Orioles: OF/DH Mark Trumbo has been taking batting practice with the team, but the 33-year-old remains in recovery mode and isn't really close to making his 2019 debut following offseason knee surgery. ''We're being optimistic that hopefully he can return at some point,'' Hyde said.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Washington plans to recall RHP Erick Fedde (1-1, 3.79 ERA) to start the finale Wednesday night. Fedde has not pitched at any level since a July 2 start for Triple-A Fresno.

Orioles: Aaron Brooks (2-3, 4.75) makes his second start for the Orioles. The right-hander pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings against Tampa Bay last weekend, his first action in two weeks after being claimed on waivers from Oakland.

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  • W: A. Voth (1-0)L: A. Wojciechowski (0-3)
  • HR: WAS - M. Adams (14), J. Soto (17), BAL - H. Alberto (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS41100010.279.337.472.8095.5
A. Eaton RF42200112.282.367.384.7516.5
A. Rendon 3B41220012.312.397.6141.0107.5
J. Soto LF51221013.303.404.546.9507.5
R. Zimmerman DH50000002.231.303.370.6740.0
M. Adams 1B51221020.237.277.520.7967.0
B. Dozier 2B42200112.234.330.440.7706.5
V. Robles CF40110031.250.323.441.7630.5
Y. Gomes C40000021.204.298.293.590-1.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar SS40000012.259.323.412.735-0.5
    T. Mancini RF30100022.282.342.501.8442.0
    C. Sisco C30000101.254.369.577.9471.0
    R. Nunez DH30100001.245.307.498.8062.0
    A. Santander CF40000014.264.321.408.729-0.5
    D. Smith LF40000003.230.282.410.6920.0
    C. Davis 1B30000120.178.264.312.5760.0
    H. Alberto 2B41211001.306.325.402.7277.0
    R. Ruiz 3B20000101.235.307.336.6431.0
    A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Turner (17), A. Rendon 2 (25)
      • HR - J. Soto (17), M. Adams (14)
      • RBI - A. Rendon 2 (64), J. Soto 2 (61), M. Adams 2 (39), V. Robles (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Rendon 2 (19), M. Adams (24), V. Robles (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, J. Soto 3 (3), B. Dozier 2 (2), V. Robles, Y. Gomes
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (20)
      • HR - H. Alberto (5)
      • RBI - H. Alberto (27)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini 2 (2), A. Santander, D. Smith 3 (3), R. Ruiz
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Turner (18), A. Eaton (8), B. Dozier (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Yacabonis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Voth (W, 1-0)6.04111414.351.2124.0
      T. Rainey1.00002104.221.411.5
      J. Guerra2.00000103.411.116.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Voth (W, 1-0)6.0
      T. Rainey1.0
      J. Guerra2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-3)5.16330725.741.344.5
      S. Armstrong0.21110205.631.50-1.0
      M. Castro1.01111105.241.510.5
      J. Yacabonis1.01101205.291.482.0
      T. Scott1.032200012.102.38-2.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Voth 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Voth 84-57, T. Rainey 21-8, J. Guerra 24-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Voth 5-8, T. Rainey 2-0, J. Guerra 4-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Voth 24, T. Rainey 5, J. Guerra 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Armstrong (3)
      • HBP - A. Wojciechowski, T. Scott (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 95-59, S. Armstrong 17-12, M. Castro 29-16, J. Yacabonis 22-14, T. Scott 27-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 1-8, M. Castro 1-1, J. Yacabonis 1-0, T. Scott 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 23, S. Armstrong 3, M. Castro 5, J. Yacabonis 5, T. Scott 7
      • Balks - S. Armstrong
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Eaton RF42200112.282.367.384.7516.5
      A. Rendon 3B41220012.312.397.6141.0107.5
      J. Soto LF51221013.303.404.546.9507.5
      R. Zimmerman DH50000002.231.303.370.6740.0
      M. Adams 1B51221020.237.277.520.7967.0
      B. Dozier 2B42200112.234.330.440.7706.5
      V. Robles CF40110031.250.323.441.7630.5
      Y. Gomes C40000021.204.298.293.590-1.0
      A. Voth P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        J. Villar SS40000012.259.323.412.735-0.5
        T. Mancini RF30100022.282.342.501.8442.0
        C. Sisco C30000101.254.369.577.9471.0
        R. Nunez DH30100001.245.307.498.8062.0
        A. Santander CF40000014.264.321.408.729-0.5
        D. Smith LF40000003.230.282.410.6920.0
        C. Davis 1B30000120.178.264.312.5760.0
        H. Alberto 2B41211001.306.325.402.7277.0
        R. Ruiz 3B20000101.235.307.336.6431.0
        A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        S. Armstrong P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        M. Castro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Yacabonis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Turner (17), A. Rendon 2 (25)
          • HR - J. Soto (17), M. Adams (14)
          • RBI - A. Rendon 2 (64), J. Soto 2 (61), M. Adams 2 (39), V. Robles (41)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Rendon 2 (19), M. Adams (24), V. Robles (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, J. Soto 3 (3), B. Dozier 2 (2), V. Robles, Y. Gomes
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Mancini (20)
          • HR - H. Alberto (5)
          • RBI - H. Alberto (27)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini 2 (2), A. Santander, D. Smith 3 (3), R. Ruiz
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Turner (18), A. Eaton (8), B. Dozier (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (6)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Yacabonis
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Voth (W, 1-0)6.04111414.351.2124.0
          T. Rainey1.00002104.221.411.5
          J. Guerra2.00000103.411.116.5
          Total9.0411361---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Voth (W, 1-0)6.0
          T. Rainey1.0
          J. Guerra2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-3)5.16330725.741.344.5
          S. Armstrong0.21110205.631.50-1.0
          M. Castro1.01111105.241.510.5
          J. Yacabonis1.01101205.291.482.0
          T. Scott1.032200012.102.38-2.0
          Total9.012872122---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-3)5.1
          S. Armstrong0.2
          M. Castro1.0
          J. Yacabonis1.0
          T. Scott1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Voth 2 (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Voth 84-57, T. Rainey 21-8, J. Guerra 24-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Voth 5-8, T. Rainey 2-0, J. Guerra 4-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Voth 24, T. Rainey 5, J. Guerra 6
          PITCHING
          • WP - S. Armstrong (3)
          • HBP - A. Wojciechowski, T. Scott (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 95-59, S. Armstrong 17-12, M. Castro 29-16, J. Yacabonis 22-14, T. Scott 27-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 1-8, M. Castro 1-1, J. Yacabonis 1-0, T. Scott 1-2
          • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 23, S. Armstrong 3, M. Castro 5, J. Yacabonis 5, T. Scott 7
          • Balks - S. Armstrong
          • 9TH INNING
            Adams singled to right, Rendon scored, Soto to third81
            Soto singled to left, Eaton scored, Rendon to second71
          • 8TH INNING
            Robles singled to left center, Dozier scored61
          • 7TH INNING
            Rendon doubled to deep right center, Eaton scored51
          • 6TH INNING
            Dozier scored on balk41
            Soto homered to right center31
          • 3RD INNING
            Rendon doubled to deep right, Turner scored21
          • 2ND INNING
            Alberto homered to left11
            Adams homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tayler Scott relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
            • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
            • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Eaton reached on an infield single to second
            • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch, Eaton to second
            • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soto singled to left, Eaton scored, Rendon to second
            • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman popped out to second
            • M. Adams: Ball, Adams singled to right, Rendon scored, Soto to third
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dozier reached on fielder's choice to third, Adams out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Guerra Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alberto grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Miguel Castro
            • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
            • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Robles singled to left center, Dozier scored
            • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Javy Guerra relieved Tanner Rainey
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Sisco grounded out to first
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez fouled out to catcher
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santander grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Miguel Castro relieved Shawn Armstrong
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
            • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton stole second, Foul, Rendon doubled to deep right center, Eaton scored
            • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tanner Rainey relieved Austin Voth
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alberto reached on fielder's choice to right, Davis out at second
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ruiz walked, Alberto to second
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar grounded out to first, Alberto to third, Ruiz to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto homered to right center
            • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman flied out to deep center
            • Shawn Armstrong relieved Asher Wojciechowski
            • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Dozier stole second, Ball, Dozier to third on wild pitch, Dozier scored on balk, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nunez singled to left center, Nunez out at second
            • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Foul, Santander grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith flied out to deep right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Gomes flied out to deep center
            • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
            • A. Eaton: Eaton singled to left center
            • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman grounded out to third
            • M. Adams: Adams flied out to left
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier singled to left center
            • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to third
            • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to second
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alberto singled to left center
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ruiz flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomes flied out to deep center
            • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner doubled to deep left
            • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
            • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Rendon doubled to deep right, Turner scored
            • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Soto flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini doubled to right
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco flied out to deep left
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez fouled out to first
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman popped out to first
            • M. Adams: Ball, Adams homered to right
            • B. Dozier: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto homered to left
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz popped out to second
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner hit by pitch
            • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Eaton popped out to second
            • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging, Turner stole second
            • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Voth Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Villar lined out to left
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Mancini hit by pitch
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sisco walked, Mancini to second
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez hit by pitch, Mancini to third, Sisco to second
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santander fouled out to catcher
            • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)