Tom Koehler allowed five runs over six innings, including three on back-to-back homers by Clint Robinson and Ian Desmond’s back-to-back homers in his final frame as Miami fell 5-1 to the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
The Nationals attempt to rebound from a 4-3 defeat when their three-game series continues Saturday against the visiting Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins were hoping for their first series sweep in almost two months but couldn’t ride an early lead to victory on Wednesday afternoon.
With a franchise-record sixth straight losing season seemingly inevitable, the Marlins have been getting some production from Ichiro Suzuki, Adeiny Hechavarria and Cole Gillespie.
Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised right knee, and outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
Brad Hand threw seven strong innings and drove in two runs with sacrifice bunts and the Miami Marlins ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Rookie Mike Foltynewicz won for the first time in three starts since returning to the Braves rotation as Atlanta downed the slumping Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night.
The day before his 25th birthday, pitcher Brian Ellington received the gift of a lifetime. He was leaving the minor leagues to pitch for the Miami Marlins.
Nick Markakis had three hits, including a tie-breaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Miami Marlins 6-3 on Friday night.
Eury Perez drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Nick Markakis had three RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 on Thursday night.