Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
The Washington Nationals avoided being swept at the hands of the red-hot Miami Marlins on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory at Marlins Park.
Wednesday’s series finale between the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals will feature a display of perseverance on the pitching mound.
After forearm tightness twice kept Stephen Strasburg from making a career-high 29th start, heavy rain forced him to wait another day.
Gio Gonzalez won 21 games last year while helping the Washington Nationals possess the best ERA in the league on their way to the NL East title.