Washington 8, Florida 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 18356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Florida 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 1
Washington 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 23-16 12-9 11-7 L1
Washington 19-21 10-9 9-12 W1

Recap


Jason Marquis hit a two-run double to cap a six-run first inning and pitched into the seventh to earn the win, helping the Washington Nationals avoid a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win over the Florida Marlins on Sunday at Nationals Park.

The loss snapped a streak of eight consecutive wins in Washington for the Marlins, who had not lost at Nationals Park since May 9, 2010.

Marquis (5-1) gave up four runs (two earned) over 6 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and a walk and struck out two.

The Nationals staked Marquis to a big lead with six runs in the first against starter Javier Vazquez. Ivan Rodriguez's two-run single and Marquis' double were the big hits in the inning. Rodriguez added an RBI double in the fifth.

Vazquez (2-4) settled in after the first, but the laborious opening inning ran up his pitch count and he lasted only four innings, allowing six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

The Marlins were unable to gain ground on the division-leading Phillies, who lost at Atlanta, and remain two games back in the NL East.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Florida   Washington
Javier Vazquez Player Jason Marquis
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 6
13.50 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Florida   Washington
Mike Stanton Player Jason Marquis
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Florida 8 0 13 .242 17 3 4 3 0 1
Washington 11 0 13 .333 11 5 8 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Nationals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Florida will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Marlins have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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