Miami 4, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 33247

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 10 1
Washington 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 69-83 29-46 40-37 W2
Washington 71-79 41-35 30-44 L2

Recap


Donnie Murphy hit a two-run homer in the top of the 13th inning to boost the Florida Marlins to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

John Buck led off the 13th with a single off Collin Balester (1-4) before Murphy belted his one-out blast over the left-field fence to help give Florida its second consecutive victory. Mike Stanton added a run-scoring double later in the inning.

Leo Nunez worked a perfect bottom of the 13th for his 36th save to finish off six hitless innings of relief by Florida pitchers. Clay Hensley (5-6) struck out the side in the 12th and collected the victory.

Washington’s Stephen Strasburg pitched six solid innings in his third major-league start since returning from major elbow surgery. Strasburg allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out three.

Florida starter Chris Volstad doubled in the third, was sacrificed to third and scored on Omar Infante’s sacrifice fly. Volstad allowed one run and six hits in seven innings.

Washington’s Wilson Ramos tied the score with a homer in the fifth.

The Nationals had a chance to win in the bottom of the 11th when they had runners on first and third with one out, but Mike Morse bounced into a double play.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Washington
Chris Volstad Player Stephen Strasburg
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 4
1.29 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Miami   Washington
John Buck Player Michael Morse
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 10 1 15 .217 12 10 4 0 0 1
Washington 6 1 10 .143 13 9 1 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .479 after a win and .468 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Marlins have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .405 after a loss.
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