WASHINGTON – Rilley Adams homered and produced three runs as he faced his previous team for the first time, and the Washington Nationals snapped a seven-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Tuesday night.
Erick Fedde achieved his first victory in more than two months. Adams, acquired from Toronto last month by reliever Brad Hand, had three hits.
In the eighth inning, Adams had a two-run double that gave Washington some peace of mind after the Blue Jays had cut a seven-run deficit to 8-6. The catcher also homered in the fourth inning.
Cuban Yadiel Hernández hit a home run and produced three runs for the Nationals, who had lost 12 of their last 13 games. Washington is 4-13 since trading to Max Scherzer, Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner and others.
For the third consecutive game, Teoscar Hernández hit a home run. Toronto has lost four of five games since last Wednesday, when it had its best record of the season, with 11 games above .500.
Fedde (5-8) required just 94 pitches to resolve five innings against the Blue Jays. He allowed three touchdowns on five hits, including Hernandez’s two-run homer in the fifth act. He prescribed four strikeouts.
The loss went to starter Alek Manoah (5-2).
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3-2 with a run scored, Hernández 4-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Santiago Espinal 4-1 with one run scored and one produced, Otto Lopez 1-0. Cuban Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 1-0.
For the Nationals, the Dominicans Víctor Robles 4-1 with one run scored and one RBI, Juan Soto 2-1 with two runs scored. Venezuelan Alcides Escobar 4-1 with one scored and two RBIs. Cuban Hernández 3-2 with two runs scored and three produced.