MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins reached their 100th loss on the season after falling 6-4 to the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Trea Turner hit two solo homers for Washington, who had dropped four of six. It began the day with a one-game lead over Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings.READ MORE: Teen Seriously Hurt in Major Car Crash in Lauderhill
Manager Dave Martinez rejoined the Nationals following a heart procedure that caused him to miss a three-game series at St. Louis. The 54-year-old was back in the dugout four days after a cardiac catheterization.
Before Miami’s 100th loss, the team announced manager Don Mattingly had agreed to a two-year extension. Mattingly was in the final season of a four-year contract.
The Marlins became the third team to lose 100 games this season, joining the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers. Miami also had 100-loss seasons in 1998 and 2013.
The Nationals grabbed the lead for good on Asdrúbal Cabrera’s three-run homer off Robert Dugger (0-3) in the fourth inning.
Turner’s 15th homer gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the third. After Miami pulled within one in the sixth, Turner connected against Ryne Stanke in the seventh.
Aníbal Sánchez (10-8) pitched five-plus innings to reach double-figure victories for the fifth time in his career. Sanchez allowed four runs and six hits.
Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect seventh and Daniel Hudson got six outs for his fifth save in nine opportunities.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Starlin Castro homered for Miami and finished with three hits. Isan Díaz and Jon Berti each had two hits and drove in a run.
Dugger was charged with four runs and three hits in five innings in his sixth major league start.
Victor Robles’ RBI single gave Washington a 5-2 lead in the sixth, but Miami rallied in the bottom half. Díaz singled home Neil Walker, and Castro scampered home on reliever Wander Suero’s errant pickoff throw to first.
Nationals: 1B Matt Adams (sprained shoulder) continues to take batting practice but without a timeline for his return.
Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (17-6, 3.49 ERA) has a 21-7 career record against Miami, including 3-0 this season.
Marlins: RHP Jordan Yamamoto (4-5, 4.87 ERA) will make his first start since being activated from the injured list. Yamamoto was sidelined because of a right forearm strain.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 3,231 New Cases, 33 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
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