Mark Reynolds ties Nationals record with 10 RBI game against Marlins

Mark Reynolds wasn’t even on a major-league team when this season started, but he’s made quite the impression since joining the Washington Nationals on May 13.

The free-swinging power hitter continued to impress by blasting two home runs and tying a franchise record with 10 RBI during the Nationals’ 18-4 thrashing of the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Saturday.

Reynolds got his day rolling with a two-run homer off Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning. His RBI double in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie and then an RBI single contributed to the Nats’ game-opening seven-run fifth inning. Reynolds launched a three-run homer in the sixth inning before adding a two-run single the next inning to provide the final margin of victory.

“Yeah, that’s like a good two weeks,” Reynolds said of his outing. “These things don’t happen often.”.

By finishing a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate, Reynolds improved his batting average nearly 40 points, up to .292 from .257. The 12th-year veteran has 10 homers and 24 RBI.

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Reynolds’ big game came one day after hitting a pinch-hit walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Marlins, 3-2.

Contributing: Associated Press.

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