Nats bounce back, rip Yankees

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    VICTOR Robles homered and drove in four runs as the host Washington Nationals overcame five errors and the absence of Stephen Strasburg to record a 9-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.

    After the Nationals were held to one hit in Thursday’s rain-shortened loss, they totaled 13 on Saturday, and every starter except shortstop Trea Turner had a hit.

    Robles fell a triple shy of the cycle and produced his second career game with at least four RBIs. The center fielder had a two-run double down the left-field line in a three-run second off New York left-hander James Paxton (0-1) and added a two-run homer in the fourth off rookie Mike King.

    Erick Fedde started for Strasburg (scratched because of a nerve issue in his hand) and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in four innings. He struck out three, walked one and threw 68 pitches to 19 batters. Tanner Rainey (1-0) came in for Fedde and threw one scoreless inning. – Field Level Media