WASHINGTON — Matt Adams homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, Anibal Sanchez got his 100th career victory, and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-5 on Sunday to split their four-game series.
Adams, Anthony Rendon and Kurt Suzuki homered off Arizona reliever Zack Godley, and Adams added a grand slam against Stefan Crichton in the eighth. Adams has nine career multi-homer games.
Adam Eaton had three hits and two walks for Washington, which piled up 15 hits while matching its season scoring high.
Arizona’s Ketel Marte hit a solo shot in the first, his third homer in two days and 20th of the season, as part of a three-hit game.
Washington scored three runs in the first against Archie Bradley (2-4), with Howie Kendrick hitting a bases-loaded single and Suzuki following with a two-run single two batters later. Eaton chased Bradley, who made his first start since Oct. 1, 2016, with a one-out RBI single in the second.
Suzuki exited in the seventh inning when Tanner Rainey’s pitch bounced in the dirt and hit the catcher in the right shoulder.
Diamondbacks: Manager Torey Lovullo said C Alex Avila will be shut down for “a couple of weeks” after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain of his left calf. … INF Jake Lamb (strained left quadriceps) hit a two-run homer Saturday for Triple-A Reno. Lamb is hitting .263 with a home run and six RBIs in six games on his rehabilitation assignment.
Diamondbacks: Arizona is off Monday. RHP Merrill Kelly (7-6, 3.73 ERA) starts against Colorado on Tuesday as the Diamondbacks begin a nine-game homestand against NL West opponents.