MLB: summary of matches in the National, including that of the Nationals
Josh Bell left the Miami Marlins unanswered as he gave the Washington Nationals a 7-2 win with four RBIs on Saturday.
The first baseman went to home plate with bases filled for the first time in the opening set. He managed to push a teammate home with a single.
The situation recurred in the fourth inning when again Bell was at bat with three of his teammates on the trails. This time, he emptied the cushions with a single swing as a double that took the score to 7-0 Nationals.
Paul Campbell suffered loss for the Marlins when he was responsible for four runs for the Nationals in just three and two-thirds.
Patrick Corbin limited the Marlins to two runs and four hits in seven innings of work.
Elsewhere in the Nationale:
Cubs 3 – Reds 2
CHC: Zach Davies limited Reds to two runs in four innings
CIN: Luis Castillo allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 and a third innings
Mets 5 – Phillies 4
NYM: Michael Conforto hits the home run in the 9th inning
PHI: Alec Bohm hit a two-run homer
Cardinals 12 – Pirates 5
STL: Paul DeJong and Nolan Arenado produced three points each
PIT: Colin Moran produced two runs
Dodgers 5 – Brewers 6 (11 innings)
LAD: Will Smith hit a triple that gave the lead early in the 11th inning
MIL: Avisail Garcia and Travis Shaw responded with singles to give the win moments later
Rockies 14 – Diamondbacks 6
COL: Dom Nunez struck a grand slam in the 8th inning
ARI: Carson Kelly produced three points
Giants 2 – Padres 6
SF: Mauricio Dubon hit a solo homerun
SD: Manny Machado hit a three-run homer in the first inning
The benches are emptying in Cincinnati!