The Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals in 10 innings on Friday night, 9-7, recovering after blowing a four-run lead late in the game. The Marlins set things up early by getting to Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg for five runs on six hits, knocking him out of the game after the third inning.
The Miami offense started early, picking up two runs in the first with an RBI double by Giancarlo Stanton and a sacrifice fly by Carlos Lee. Rob Brantly added a solo home run in the second, and Stanton picked up his second RBI with another solo shot in the third. Donovan Solano then drove an RBI single, and that was enough for Strasburg. Miami added one more with a Jose Reyes triple in the fourth, giving them a 6-2 lead entering the seventh.
That was when the Nationals mounted their comeback, starting with three runs (all charged to Carlos Zambrano) in the seventh. Michael Morse then hit a solo home run in the eighth off A.J. Ramos, tying the game at 6-6. That was where things were in the top of the 10th when Reyes hit his second triple of the game, scoring two, and Lee hit his second sacrifice fly of the game, adding one more run. Washington would score one in the bottom of the 10th, but Steve Cishek was able to get control of things and end the game.
Game 2 of the three game series is scheduled for Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET.