Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.
A week after an 89 mile-an-hour pitch from Seattle's Felix Hernandez struck Xander Bogaerts in the batting helmet, he is expected to return to the Red Sox lineup on Saturday, manager John Farrell said.
Instead of making his scheduled start Wednesday, ace right-hander Felix Hernandez will pitch Friday on six days' rest when Seattle welcomes the Nationals for the start of a three-game Interleague series.
Xander Bogaerts sat out again Sunday while undergoing tests for a possible concussion. Mariners righty Felix Hernandez hit Bogaerts in the head with an 88-mph changeup Friday night, and the 21-year-old left the game an inning later.