Jayson Werth homers twice as Nationals bust out with 17 runs

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The Nationals, who hadn’t scored over eight runs in any of their 43 games this season, more than doubled that total Friday in a 17-5 win over the Orioles.

Five different Nationals homered, with Jayson Werth connecting on two for his first multihomer game as a Nat.

Also going deep were Danny Espinosa, Roger Bernadina, Wilson Ramos and Laynce Nix.  Espinosa’s homer was a three-run shot and he drove in five runs in all.

Ramos, who had never scored more than twice in any of his previous 51 games as a major leaguer, became the first player this season to score five runs in a game.

The 17 runs is the most the Nationals have scored since moving from Montreal and the franchise’s high game since 2004.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.