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National League Game Summary - Washington at Miami



(Tuesday, April 16th)

Final Score: Miami 8, Washington 2

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Adeiny Hechavarria knocked a three-run home run and the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals, 8-2, on Tuesday.

Justin Ruggiano had three RBI, Greg Dobbs drove in two runs and Juan Pierre scored twice and had two stolen bases for the Marlins, who came into the game having not homered in nine straight games, tying their franchise record set by the 1993 expansion team.

"I was beginning to think that the home run sculpture out there wasn't plugged in," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond. "So I'm glad to see that it's working and it is definitely plugged in."

Marlins starter Alex Sanabia (2-1) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings in the victory, only their third in 14 games this season.

Tyler Moore and Steve Lombardozzi had one RBI apiece for the Nationals, who saw starter Dan Haren (1-2) struggle, giving up seven runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings.

"I thought he (Haren) pitched a lot better," said Nationals manager Davey Johnson. "That one errant, and then he kind of let it seem to lose it a little bit. We didn't seem to swing the bats too good and it's just one of those days."

Ruggiano was the first to score for the Marlins. Placido Polanco reached first with one out in the fourth due to a throwing error by Ryan Zimmerman. Dobbs then singled and Polanco advanced to third before scoring on Ruggiano's base hit to left. Hechavarria's three-run blast came two batters later and the Marlins led 4-0.

In the fifth, Dobbs walked with the bases loaded to bring home Sanabia, who singled to start the frame. Haren was then replaced by Craig Stammen, but he allowed a double by Ruggiano, scoring Pierre and Polanco for a 7-0 lead.

Washington got on the board in the sixth. Moore doubled into deep right center, scoring Adam LaRoche, who also hit a double. Next up was Lombardozzi and he doubled as well, bringing Moore home and cutting the deficit to 7-2.

The Marlins tacked on one more run in the seventh. Pierre had a leadoff single and stole second base. After Polanco flied out, Pierre stole third with Dobbs batting. Dobbs then singled to left, easily scoring Pierre.

Mike Dunn pitched a scoreless ninth for the Marlins to end the game.

Game Notes

Polanco scored two runs ... Zimmerman has four errors this season, most in the league among third basemen ... The Marlins were 6-for-9 with runners in scoring position ... Giancarlo Stanton (bruised left shoulder) was out for a fifth straight game.

04/17 00:50:50 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
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DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
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DET 2
ANA 1
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NYM 4
ATL 3
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MIA 3
SEA 2
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PIT 2
MIL 3
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WAS 3
STL 2
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TAM 1
NYY 5
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KAN 3
MIN 8
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CHC 2
CIN 8
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TEX 2
CWS 16
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OAK 4
HOU 1
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LOS 4
ARI 1
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COL 9
PHI 10
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SDP 3
SFG 4
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BOS 6
BAL 5
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7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
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CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
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CWS
 
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ATL
MIA
 
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NYM
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CHC
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OAK
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Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
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MIA 99
CHA 88
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CHI 93
WAS 102
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HOU 120
POR 122
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OKC
MEM
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LAC
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NYR 2
PHI 4
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BOS 4
DET 1
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MON 3
TAM 2
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SJS 7
LOS 2
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MIN
COL
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CLB
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NOR 6
DUR 3
 
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