Miami 9, Washington 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 24877

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Miami 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 9 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 77-51 36-24 41-27 L5
Miami 59-71 30-31 29-40 W2


Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Ricky Nolasco tossed a five-hitter for his third career shutout and Miami finally solved Stephen Strasburg, as the host Marlins easily took the opener of a two-game set against National League East leader Washington. 

Justin Ruggiano had a homer among his career-high four hits and Giancarlo Stanton added three hits and three RBIs to help the Marlins send Washington to its fifth straight loss.

The five-game skid matches the Nationals' longest of the season from April 26-May 1 and sliced their division lead to four games over Atlanta.

Strasburg (15-6) had not allowed a run in 27 innings against the Marlins, but that streak was snapped with Ruggiano's first-pitch blast to left-center in the first. It only got worse, as the Nationals' ace allowed a career-high seven runs (five earned) and nine hits over five innings. 

Nolasco (10-12) was outdueled by Strasburg twice this season, but this time the Marlins' right-hander was masterful. He held the Nationals without a hit until Kurt Suzuki's single with two outs in the fifth. He didn't give up an extra-base hit until Chad Tracy's one-out double in the ninth. Nolasco struck out six and did not issue a walk. 

Stanton had an RBI single in the first and a two-run single in the sixth, and Greg Dobbs added a two-run single in the third for Miami. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami rookie Donovan Solano extended his career-best hitting streak to 11 games, the longest active streak in the National League. … Washington OF Michael Morse (hand) and SS Ian Desmond (hamstring) both returned to the lineup and went hitless. … Nolasco has won 10 or more games in five consecutive seasons and six times in his career. … Strasburg had allowed seven runs in 40 1/3 innings against the Marlins entering the game. He allowed seven in five innings Tuesday. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Miami
Stephen Strasburg Player Ricky Nolasco
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 9.0
3 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 0.00
Washington   Miami
Kurt Suzuki Player Justin Ruggiano
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 5 0 6 .147 13 6 0 0 0 1
Miami 13 1 18 .351 18 4 9 2 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Washington. The Marlins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .431 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .569 after a loss.
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