Joe Ross was at his best on Tuesday night, when even his worst might have done the job for the Washington Nationals. Ross (2-0) allowed one run over a career high-tying eight innings in his return from the minors, Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Nationals completed a 10-1 rout over the Seattle Mariners. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh off Chris Bergman (1-2), who allowed all of the Nationals' runs and 14 of their 15 hits.
One of the few Washington Nationals not performing at his 2016 level is right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark, who is slated to start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Washington catcher Jose Lobaton still has confidence in Roark. Roark gave up 11 hits and six runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss in Seattle during the 2014 season in his only showing against the Mariners.