Nationals hit 4 homers in 10-2 win over Rangers

Anthony Rendon went 4 for 5 and hit one of four Washington home runs, and Doug Fister allowed four hits in six innings as the Washington Nationals routed the Texas Rangers 10-2 on Saturday.

Adam LaRoche, Jose Lobaton, and pinch-hitter Scott Hairston also homered in Washington's offensive surge.

The Nationals have racked up 24 runs and 42 hits in their last three games, winning two straight to climb back to .500.

Rendon had six straight hits over two games before striking out in the ninth.

Fister (3-1) allowed two runs and retired the first 10 Texas batters. He's 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his last four starts, with 21 strikeouts and two walks.

Rangers starter Nick Tepesch (2-1) allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits. He had won two straight decisions, but didn't make it past the second inning Saturday.

Fister came in with a 5.67 career ERA against the Rangers, but didn't give up a hit until Elvis Andrus doubled in the fourth. He had an 8-0 lead by the time Texas scored in the fifth.


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