WASHINGTON — The starting pitcher-catcher tandem of Erick Fedde and Yan Gomes paired up to lead the Nationals to a 6-2 win over the D-backs on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.

Fedde dazzled with a career-high-tying nine strikeouts over five innings to earn his first “W” of the season. He allowed five hits, one run and one walk over 95 pitches (60 strikes). The last time Fedde fanned as many batters was Sept. 11, 2018, at Philadelphia.

With Arizona’s bats quieted, Gomes set the Nationals’ offense in motion using all fields. He belted his first home run of the year with a Statcast-projected 383-foot solo shot to left off Luke Weaver in the second inning. In the fourth, he drove in Andrew Stevenson with an RBI single to right. Gomes added his third hit of the day in the fifth with a single to center.