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Marlins Vs. Nationals Final Score: Miami Can Not Keep Pace With Washington, Lose 8-4

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner started the game off great by retiring the first nine batters he faced and struck out four in the process. The fourth inning is when he got knocked around Wednesday night, and his undoing was when he gave up five runs over the fourth and fifth innings, with four of them in the fourth.

During that stretch Turner gave up a pair of home runs to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, a triple and a single. All of that contributed to the Marlins losing 8-4.

The Marlins made a comeback when they scored four runs during the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to trail by just one. Those four runs would be the only scoring that the Marlins would get on Wednesday night. There was a chance for the Marlins in the eighth inning when they trailed 6-4. They had runners on second and third and no outs, but they were unable to advance the runners.

The Nationals put up two more runs in the top of the ninth to put the game away for good and defeat the Marlins 8-4.

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