DENVER (AP) — Erick Fedde pitched seven sharp innings, Josh Bell and Juan Soto homered, and the Washington Nationals continued their high-scoring ways on the road by beating the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Tuesday night.
Keibert Ruiz had three hits and three RBIs and Yadiel Hernández added three hits and two RBIs for the Nationals, who entered the game averaging a major-league high 6.4 runs on the road.
“For me, you can never score enough runs in this ballpark,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “The big thing, like we talked about, you score early but you’ve got to keep working good at-bats. They did that tonight. It was awesome to see Juan hit the ball like he did today and Bell going the other way. We’ve got another game tomorrow and we’ll try to repeat.”
The Nationals have won three of four to start their nine-game road trip after going into it off an eight-game losing streak.
“I know a lot of our bats were frustrated there for a little while,” Fedde said. “It just seemed like there’s lots of hits all across the lineup. That’s huge. I think a lot of guys are settling in the rotation and throwing the ball well and we’re playing great defense. That’s a mixture for success.”
Fedde (2-2) limited the Rockies to six hits and a run on Randal Grichuk’s RBI forceout in the third inning. He struck out three and walked two to reverse his fortunes at Coors Field, where Fedde had gone 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in four previous appearances here.
“I thought I was ahead in a ton of counts and winning 1-1 counts as well,” Fedde said. “It was just something I had been struggling with and falling behind hitters in the last couple starts prior (at Colorado). Today, I don’t think I got a curveball to my glove side all day, but I thought my sinker and cutter were really effective and I…