Tanner Roark gave up just one run on three hits with six strikeouts over seven innings.
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) -
A solid pitching performance by Tanner Roark, coupled with stellar defense from Anthony Rendon and a barrage of hits from the Washington offense, helped the Nationals defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-1, in the opener of the three-game set.
Roark (10-6) limited the Reds to just one run on three hits with six strikeouts over seven innings in his third straight win. Throughout those three wins, Roark has allowed one run over seven innings in each of outing.
"Really efficient. Really efficient with his pitch count from the first batter," Nationals manager Matt Williams said of Roark. "He's got the ability to throw any pitch at any count for a strike. That's the art of pitching. He gives us a chance every time he goes out."
Five MLB trades that need to happen
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Is there a team more important at this year's Major League Baseball trade deadline than the Philadelphia Phillies?
Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins.
Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.