Nationals Vs. Marlins: Miami Gets Series Split With 5-3 Win

The Miami Marlins were spurred to a 5-3 win on a two-run homer from Hanley Ramirez.

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Nationals Vs. Marlins Recap: Miami Salvages Series Split With 5-3 Win

The Miami Marlins clinched a crucial series-splitting win on Monday night by overcoming an early deficit for a 5-3 victory. The Marlins had to at least get a series split against the division-leading Nationals, who continue to cruise in first in the NL East. Miami is running out of time before the trade deadline to truly determine whether they will be contenders, with some speculating they may sell off assets at the end of the month if things go south in the next couple weeks.

This made Monday night's win that much more important, as the Fish held off several Washington rallies. A big break-out inning against Edwin Jackson was the difference, as Ozzie Guillen's club put a four-spot on the board in the bottom of the third inning. Carlos Zambrano started the rally with a leadoff single. Carlos Lee would then open the scoring with a single up the middle that scored Zambrano and Jose Reyes. Two batters later, Hanley Ramirez made it 4-2 with a two-run bomb to centerfield. That's all the Fish would need as Washington squandered a number of opportunities to get back in it.

The Marlins now head north for a series against the red hot Chicago Cubs. Anibal Sanchez will take the mound against Travis Wood in game one.

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the Marlins' series against the Nationals. For all things Marlins, check out Fish Stripes. If the Nationals are your team,Federal Baseball has you covered.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Preview: TV Schedule, Radio Coverage, Start Times

The Miami Marlins will look to split their series with the Washington Nationals on Friday night, hoping for a win to even things out in the two game series. They turn to Carlos Zambrano to take the hill, facing Edwin Jackson for Washington. Game 4 is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on WAXY 790 and WAQI 710 radio as well as FS-F HD TV.

Zambrano has struggled recently, posting a 0-4 record with an 8.00 ERA in his last six starts. Historically he's had success against the Nationals. He's faced the club nine times, going 7-2 with a 2.83 ERA. Miami will need another performance like those, but they'll also need the offense to contribute: Miami has been outscored 10-3 in the series' two losses and one win. That's where manager Ozzie Guillen placed responsibility for Sunday's loss:

"That's the reason we lost," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I think we had a golden opportunity. We had one of the best pitchers in the game on the ropes, but we didn't take advantage. If you want to be good, you've got to get this thing done."

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the Marlins' series against the Nationals. For all things Marlins, check out Fish Stripes. If the Nationals are your team, Federal Baseball has you covered.

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Nationals Vs. Marlins: Stephen Strasburg Shuts Down Miami In 4-0 Loss

The Miami Marlins became the latest victim of Stephen Strasburg's stellar 2012 campaign, as the phenom struck out seven batters in six innings en route to a 4-0 win by the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco began the afternoon hot, throwing four no-hit innings to begin the game and retiring 12 of the first 13 batters. The Nationals, however, would break the game open with a pair of runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Nolascos final line was allowing four earned runs in 5.1 innings on six hits while striking out two batters.

The Marlins were able to muster seven hits on offense despite the shutout, however Greg Dobbs was the only with two hits going 2-for-4. Emilio Bonifacio had the only extra base hit of the game for the Marlins with a double, but he was unable to score.

The two teams will go at it Monday night in the conclusion of the four game series.

Stay with this StoryStream throughout the weekend for more updates on the Marlins series against first-place Washington. For more on the Marlins as they start the second half of the season, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. And for all your baseball news coming out of the All-Star break, visit Baseball Nation.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: TV Schedule, Radio Coverage, Start Times

The Miami Marlins bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals last night behind a seven-inning gem by pitcher Mark Buehrle. Buehrle outdueled an equally impressive Gio Gonzalez to pull out the win and tie the first series of the second half of the season for the Marlins.

The game will begin at 1:10 pm EST and will be broadcasted on WAXY 790 and WAQI 710 radio as well as FS-F HD TV.

After facing Gonzalez, the Marlins now have to deal with the Nationals' ace, Stephen Strasburg, who will be pitching on full rest.

Strasburg finished the first half of the season with a 9-4 record, 2.82 ERA and an NL-leading 128 strikeouts.

"This Washington team has been pitching well," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen to MLB.com. "They've got a great bullpen, and it goes down all the way to the starters. Everybody has to step it up against them because one or two runs, you're going to be in trouble. They're not going to let too many runs in."

The Marlins will counter Strasburg with righty Ricky Nolasco, who pitched six innings and gave up nine hits with no earned runs in his last start before the All-Star break. Nolasco is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA this season.

Stay with this StoryStream throughout the weekend for more updates on the Marlins series against first-place Washington. For more on the Marlins as they start the second half of the season, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. And for all your baseball news coming out of the All-Star break, visit Baseball Nation.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Miami Slides Past Washington 2-1

It wasn't exactly the best start to the second half of the season on Friday night for the Miami Marlins, as they stumbled against the Washington Nationals at home by a score of 5-1. But one night later, they got back on track with a 2-1 win over the Nats behind seven quality innings from starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who grabbed his ninth win of the season.

On offense, the Marlins punched in a run in consecutive innings during the fourth and fifth -- two RBI singles from Carlos Lee and John Buck.

In the ninth, closer Steve Cishek preserved the win, recording the save for his second of the season.

Stay with this StoryStream throughout the weekend for more updates on the Marlins series against first-place Washington. For more on the Marlins as they start the second half of the season, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. And for all your baseball news coming out of the All-Star break, visit Baseball Nation.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Score Update: Miami Leads 1-0 After Four Innings

After four innings of play at Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins leads their N.L. East foes, the Washington Nationals, by a score of 1-0.

The Marlins' sole run came in the bottom of the fourth, as a single from the newly-acquired Carlos Lee drove in shortstop Jose Reyes. Collectively, Miami has just two hits, including Lee's single that inning.

Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle has given up just four hits, while striking out three batters and allowing no walks, giving the Marlins, who fell 5-1 on Friday night, an early lift in the second game of the three-game weekend series.

Stay with this StoryStream throughout the weekend for more updates on the Marlins series against first-place Washington. For more on the Marlins as they start the second half of the season, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. And for all your baseball news coming out of the All-Star break, visit Baseball Nation.

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Nationals Vs. Marlins Recap: Miami Loses 5-1 As 2nd Half Gets Underway

The Miami Marlins opened the second half of the season on Friday night with a 5-1 loss to the first-place Washington Nationals. The Marlins have a golden opportunity to gain some ground on the division leaders with this four-game set just two weeks before the trade deadline, but they'll now need to rebound over the weekend. Josh Johnson was roughed up by the Nats' offense, which managed 13 hits against Miami and jumped out to a 5-0 lead.

Johnson was credited with giving up all five runs, including a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann, on the other hand, shut down the Marlins, who never really mounted much of a threat. With Zimmermann out of the game, Justin Ruggiano worked a walk against Henry Rodriguez and immediately stole two bases to set up Miami's only run of the night.

Mark Buerhle will try to even the series on Saturday night against All-Star Gio Gonzalez.

Stay with this StoryStream throughout the weekend for more updates on the Marlins series against first-place Washington. For more on the Marlins as they start the second half of the season, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. And for all your baseball news coming out of the All-Star break, visit Baseball Nation.

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Marlins V. Nationals: TV Schedule, Radio Coverage, Start Times

The Miami Marlins get back to action Friday night at beautiful, new Marlins Park against the first-place Washington Nationals to start the second half of the 2012 MLB season. TV coverage begins at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Florida, with the first pitch scheduled around 7:10. Fans can also catch all the action on WAXY-AM 790 and WAQI-AM 710, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Marlins will send right-hander Josh Johnson to the Hill. He will be opposed by Jordan Zimmerman of the Nationals. Johnson is 5-5 on the year with an ERA of 4.06. Zimmerman, who also throws from the right side, is 5-6 this season and has an impressive 2.61 ERA.

Miami owns a 3-2 edge in the five games played between these two teams this season. The Nationals swept the two games played in DC, while Miami did the same to the Nats in the three games played earlier at Marlins Park.

Miami enters the second half of the season with a record of 41-44 and in fourth place in the NL East. Washington leads the division with a 49-34 mark through the first half.

Follow the Marlins all season long, including game previews and team news and insights, at SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Nationals Vs. Marlins Preview: Miami Starts 2nd Half By Hosting 1st Place Washington

The Miami Marlins begin the second of the season with a crucial four-game series against the division-leading Nationals.

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