The Nationals right fielder made noise again when he ambled to first in the seventh, then caught up to a 102-mph fastball in the ninth.
He gets a hit and looks good at second base, the position he'll likely man once he's back with Washington.
The Nationals starter left Friday's game in the second inning with an apparent injury.
The right-hander left in the second inning with an apparent injury in the series opener on the road.
Having weathered injuries and found a true ace and slugger, Washington is well-positioned for long haul.
Ladies night for the Nationals is June 18. Don't forget your high heels?
Taylor has struggled in his second big-league stint of the season, but will be getting more at bats because of Jayson Werth's injury, and looking to improve his consistency.
Matt Williams and Mike Rizzo on the loss of Werth, and what they will do to fill in for him.
Discuss tonight's game between the Nationals and Reds, in which Stephen Strasburg will try to get back on track.
Lineups for tonight's series opener with the Reds, which features Stephen Strasburg vs. Anthony DeSclafani.
"He's just a big bicep teddy bear. The hugs are fantastic. I love it. It's very comforting."
The Nationals have not yet revealed their plan for left field for the next two months, at least, but Taylor is the most sensible option.
The left fielder is expected to be out until August until his wrist heals.