Max Scherzer became first 15-game winner in majors
Turner's two-run single highlighted a six-run second-inning uprising as Washington took early control in the opener of a four-game series.
Right-hander Max Scherzer became the first 15-game winner in the majors, and Trea Turner homered and drove in four runs as the Washington Nationals cruised to a 10-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night at Nationals Park.
Turner's two-run single highlighted a six-run second-inning uprising as Washington took early control in the opener of a four-game series. He hit a two-run homer in the eighth as the Nationals won their third straight game and sixth in their past eight.
Right-hander Justin Miller and left-hander Matt Grace each pitched a scoreless inning of relief before righty Jimmy Cordero allowed Peraza's two-run double with two outs in the ninth. Cordero was making his major league debut.
Turner also stole two bases to increase his major-league-leading count to 30.
Matt Wieters hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center to plate the first run, and Scherzer followed with a run-scoring single to right to make it 2-0.
Right-hander Keury Mella entered and walked Juan Soto for the inning's final run.
Eaton lined a run-scoring single to center with two outs in the third to make it 7-0.
The Reds got on the board in the fourth as Scooter Gennett led off with a single and scored on Suarez's two-run shot to left field. The homer was the 25th of the season for Suarez and leaves him one shy of last season's personal best. With 83 RBIs, he surpassed last season's career high of 82.
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