Marlins Vs. Nationals: Stephen Strasburg Dominates Miami Yet Again In 4-1 Loss

The Miami Marlins managed just six hits off of Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg over six shutout innings Sunday.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Stephen Strasburg Silents Miami Bats In 4-1 Loss

Between his pitching and hitting, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg single-handedly defeated the Miaimi Marlins on Sunday, with Washington winning 4-1.

Strasburg shut the Marlins out over six innings, holding Miami to just three hits while striking out six hitters.

But it just wasn't on the mound where Strasburg hurt the Marlins. His two-run single in the second inning was all the Nationals would need to win. Adam LaRoche's two-run single later in the inning brought the score to 4-0. The Marlins would score a run on a Greg Dobbs double in the seventh, but would have no further rally.

Ricky Nolasco went six innings allowing four runs on eight hits while walking four. His record on the season fell to 8-11.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Starting Lineups: Jose Reyes Looks To Extend Hit Streak To 24 Games

The Miami Marlins conclude their four-game weekend set with the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Nats Park, sending Ricky Nolasco to the mound to take on Stephen Strasburg.

Jose Reyes, batting third for Ozzie Guillen's club, will be looking to extend his hitting streak to 24 games. His current 23-game streak is tied with the Yankees' Robinson Cano for the longest in major league baseball this season. Reyes is batting .376 during his streak.

The full Washington lineup, via @NationalsPR:

The Florida lineup, courtesy of Dan Kolko of MASN:

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Struggling Ricky Nolasco Squares Off Against NL East Leaders

The Miami Marlins (49-59) will need to quickly shake off a tough loss Saturday night when they take the field against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (64-43) on Sunday. Miami allowed Washington to score six times in the eighth inning, turning a 6-4 late inning advantage into a painful 10-7 loss. Now the Marlins must square off against a pitcher that has owned them in his young career.

Strasburg (11-5, 3.12 ERA) currently holds a 21-inning scoreless streak against Miami, and in six career starts against the Marlins is 3-1 with a 1.83 ERA. He will be opposed by Ricky Nolasco (8-10, 4.90 ERA), who has struggled mightily of late for Miami. Nolasco is 0-4 with a 7.48 ERA in his last four starts.

First pitch is scheduled for Sunday at 1:35 p.m. EST, from Nationals Park.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Miami Gives Up Six In The Eighth, Falls 10-7

It was going well for the Miami Marlins. After splitting their doubleheader on Friday, they led the host Washington Nationals 6-4 with just 1.5 innings left to play. Instead, they watched that lead slip away, surrendering six runs in the eighth inning and fall to the Nats by a final score of 10-7 on Saturday night at Nationals Park.

Reliever Mike Dunn was charged with the loss after giving up six runs in the eighth (all unearned).

Miami got off to a lead after breaking a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning off a run-scoring single from Jose Reyes and a subsequent RBI-double from Carlos Lee but eventually squandered the lead late.

The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1:35 p.m. EST. Ricky Nolasco will take the hill for the Marlins.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Saturday Night Lineups

After splitting a double header on Friday, the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals are back at it on Saturday night, as the Marlins look to move closer to .500 -- and play spoiler a bit in the National League East.

Mark Buehrle gets the start for the Fish, looking to even up his record at 10-10. Despite the 9-10 record, Buehrle has pitched very well for Miami this year, to the tune of a 3.60 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, so he'll hope for a fair amount of run support on Saturday night.

Davey Johnson and Ozzie Guillen have announced the starting lineups for Saturday's game, and they are as follows:

Miami Marlins

LF Bryan Petersen
RF Scott Cousins
SS Jose Reyes
1B Carlos Lee
3B Greg Dobbs
2B Donovan Solano
CF Gorkys Hernandez
C John Buck
SP Mark Buehrle

Washington Nationals

SS Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
CF Jayson Werth
C Kurt Suzuki
2B Steve Lombardozzi
SP Jordan Zimmermann

Suzuki, who was acquired by the Nationals from the Oakland A's, will start in his Washington debut.

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Marlins Place Second Baseman Emilio Bonafacio On The DL

Miami Marlins second baseman Emilio Bonafacio has been placed on the DL with a sprained left thumb. It is the second time this season for the 27-year-old who first injured his thumb in May and required surgery:

Bonafacio re-injured his thumb in the ninth inning of the Marlins 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. He will be replaced by 33-year-old Nick Green who was called up from Triple-A New Orleans after Miami purchased his contract.

Bonafacio was hitting .261 this season and had stolen 30 bases. Manager Ozzie Guillen had him leading off at the top of the order after moving short stop Jose Reyes down in the batting order to third.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Preview: Mark Buehrle And Jose Reyes Looking To Add To Personal Streaks

The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals split their Friday double-header on the first day of their four-game weekend set at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. In the first game, the Marlins fell 7-4 and in the second, the fish prevailed, 5-2.

On Saturday, Mark Buehrle gets the start on the mound for Miami and will be looking to win his 10th game of the season. Should he get the win it would mark his 12th straight season he's gone into double-digits in the win column which would tie him with C.C. Sabathia for the longest active streak.

The left-hander has struggled on the mound of late as he's not gone past five innings in his last three starts for the Marlins.

Miami short stop Jose Reyes will also be looking to add to his own streak. Reyes is currently on career-best 22-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors right now.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Recap: Josh Johnson Dominant In 5-1 Win

The Miami Marlins split their Friday doubleheader with the Washington Nationals by taking the second game 5-2. Josh Johnson was fantastic for the Fish, pitching into the ninth before Washington put together a minor threat that forced Ozzie Guillen to make a move. Johnson allowed a run in the bottom of the first on a Ryan Zimmerman sac fly, but the big righty completely settled in after that to shut down the first-place Nats. He was one out shy of a complete game performance, pitching 8.2 innings, striking out nine and allowing just one earned run.

On offense, a three-run rally in the top of the sixth against Gio Gonzalez proved to be the difference. Gonzalez has been one of the best pitchers in the game this year but the Fish strung together five hits in the inning, including four straight singles with two outs. Carlos Lee came through with a two-run single and Greg Dobbs followed that up with single to knock in Jose Reyes.

Lee, who is reportedly on waivers, added another RBI late in the game on a groundout against Gonzalez. But Johnson needed only the three-run rally in the sixth.

Mark Buerhle will try to build off the Friday night win for the Marlins when he faces Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday in DC.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Miami Drops Game 1, 7-3

The Miami Marlins fell to the division-leading Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their Friday doubleheader 7-3 at Nationals Park.

Although the Marlins struck first in the top of the first with a Carlos Lee RBI groundout, the Nationals then answered with seven runs through the first four innings.

Brad Hand struggled in his spot-start, going just 3.2 innings while allowing the seven runs on six hits and six walks.

The Marlins were able to score two runs in the seventh and one in the ninth, but it was not enough.

On a positive note, Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a single in the first inning. Reyes went 2-for-5 at the dish with a double.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Lineup: Brad Hand Hopes To Help Miami Win Game 1 Against Washington

In the first game of a twi-night doubleheader between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals, the Marlins are looking for the opportunity to play spoiler against the Nationals. Given that they have won five of the last seven games they have played against the Nationals, the Marlins have a good chance to close the gap in the NL East.

The Marlins will send pitcher Brad Hand to the mound in hopes to take the first game and the momentum away from the Nationals. In the rest of the lineup, Gorkys Hernandez and Donovan Solano will swap batting positions from Thursday's game and Brett Hayes will catch for Hand.

Here is the rest of the Marlins' lineup.

#marlins lineup for game one in DC on Twitpic

The Nationals on the other hand will play game one without outfielder Bryce Harper. The Nationals also recalled pitcher John Lannan to start game one against Miami. Here is the rest of the Nationals' lineup.

The game is scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. first pitch from Nationals Park. Television coverage will be provided by Fox Sports Florida with radio coverage provided by WAXY 790 AM and WAQI 710 AM.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Preview: Miami Has Friday Doubleheader Against Division Leaders

The Marlins will try to continue their 2012 success against the Nationals in game one of a doubleheader on Friday.

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