The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
Warming up in the bullpen before his first start of the season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez got hit by a severe headache.
Bryce Harper homered twice for the first time in his career and the first-place Washington Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 12th home run in May to tie the franchise record for a single month and the Miami Marlins earned their 20th comeback victory Wednesday night, completing a three-game sweep of the first-place Washington Nationals with a 5-3 win.
Ian Desmond hit a home run and had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win against the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th and the Washington Nationals escaped a jam in the bottom of the inning to break a three-game losing streak by beating the Florida Marlins 3-2 Friday.
Two bad throws hurt the Florida Marlins as much as any pitch Thursday night. The errors led to a pair of unearned runs, and the Marlins’ bid for a series sweep fell short when they lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 in 11 innings.