Victor Robles singled and homered in his first two AB’s as the Nat jumped out to 5-0 lead after two and cruised to a 10-4 win over the Twins
Robles, who started in RF with Michael Taylor in CF, was joined by Carter Kieboom (SS) and Jake Noll (1B) in the starting lineup. Kieboom went hitless but scored a run in four trips to the plate while Noll broke an 0-for-8 skid with a two-run double in the 1st and a one-run double in the 7th.
The offensive outburst made a winner out of Erick Fedde, who went three innings and gave up a run on two hits and a walk against Minnesota’s split-squad lineup.
Kyle McGowin and Tanner Rainey and were among the parade of relievers to follow Fedde. McGowin issued two walks but worked around them for a goose egg in the 6th while Rainey gave up a homer and a single in the 7th to lower his spring ERA to 17.18.
Former watchlisters Alec Keller (2-3, 2R), Austin Davidson, (0-0, 0E), and Nick Banks (0-1) saw game action in RF, PR-2B, and LF respectively while current watchlisters KJ Harrison (0-2, K) was the second DH and Aldrem Corredor (0-1) followed Noll at 1B.
The Nats remain on the road with a trip to Port St. Lucie to face the Mets this afternoon. Jeremy Hellickson is expected to make his fourth start. The game can be seen on MLB.tv (away feed).