Soto conectó un drive de 454 pies en la tercera entrada ante Jon Gray (8-11) por su 26 ° jonrón esta temporada. Soto está golpeando .362 con un 1.178 OPS desde el receso del Juego de Estrellas.
“Es realmente extraordinario poseer el poder, the average, the solid defense, the energy, the personality,” Colorado manager Bud Black said of Soto. “What a package, what a player. He makes baseball better.”
Colorado had matched its longest winning streak this season. The Rockies went 7-2 on their first winning trip this year and are 25-52 on the road and 45-27 at Coors Field.
“I think overall it was a collection of all three facets of the game,” Black said of the successful trip.
Espino (5-5) allowed three hits in 5 2/3 entrada, walked three and tied his season high with seven strikeouts.
“I love him,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “(domingo) I was talking to (bench coach Tim Bogar) and talking about how good (Espino) has been and what he means to our club. He’s been awesome for us this year.”
Ryan McMahon hit an inning-ending flyout against Austin Voth that stranded the bases loaded in the sixth.
Kyle Finnegan, Washington’s fifth reliever, got three outs to complete a five-hitter and earned his 10th save in 14 posibilidades. Finnegan blew his two previous save chances.
Gray gave up two runs, three hits and two walks in four innings.
Yadiel Hernandez hit an RBI single in the first, and Luis García singled in a run in the sixth against Lucas Gilbreath.
Nationals reliever Tanner Rainey, brought back from the minors, struck out the side in the seventh. It was his first major league appearance since Aug. 12.
AVILA TO RETIRE
Nationals catcher Alex Avila said he will retire after the season. The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2011, is a son of Detroit general manager Al Avila. A veteran of 13 seasons who is hitting .179 with seven RBIs, Alex Avila said he expects to continue in baseball next season in a non-playing role. He said he has not spoken about a job with his father, who once traded him.
SALA DEL ENTRENADOR
Nacionales: RHP Stephen Strasburg (cuello) is continuing his rehabilitation process after season-ending thoracic outlet surgery on July 27. Strasburg is not expected to throw until November. He has pitched 26 2/3 innings across the last two seasons after signing a $ 245 millón, seven-year contract following Washington’s 2019 World Series title.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA
Washington: RHP Erick Fedde (7-9, 5.16 ERA) opens a three-game series at Miami on Monday.
Colorado: RHP Antonio Senzatela is to start Tuesday to open a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.