Fish Fall To Nationals, 5-1

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Jesus Flores drove in two runs, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break for both clubs.

Jordan Zimmermann (6-6) pitched six scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out six for the Nationals, who have won six of eight.

Josh Johnson (5-6) lost to Washington for the first time in his career as he allowed five runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings. Johnson was 8-0 in 15 starts against the Nationals.

The Marlins were out-hit 13-7 and have dropped three straight.

Ian Desmond’s RBI single scored the Nationals’ first run before Zimmerman connected to left-center field in the third to make it 3-0.

(© 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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