Minus Strasburg, Nats top Yanks 9-2 on Robles' 3 hits, 4 RBI
Washington Nationals' Victor Robles celebrates his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Washington. Filling in for Strasburg, Erick Fedde allowed a pair of runs in four innings, including Giancarlo Stantons second homer in two games. With Max Scherzer and other Nationals starting pitchers although not Strasburg sitting somewhat spread out about 10 rows behind home plate, Fedde was followed by four relievers, who gave up three hits across five scoreless innings. The biggest was Robles two-run double. Robles added a two-run homer in the fourth, then singled in the sixth.
Nationals catcher Tres Barrera banned 80 games for drug test
FILE -In this July 14, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals' Tres Barrera bats during a baseball training camp workout at Nationals Park in Washington. Barrera was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Saturday, July 25, after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON Washington Nationals catcher Tres Barrera was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Saturday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Barrera was taken by the Nationals in the sixth round of the 2016 amateur draft out of the University of Texas. He is the seventh player suspended this year under the major league drug program, one shy of last years total.