09/20 21:48 CDT Turner homers twice to lead Nationals over Marlins
Turner homers twice to lead Nationals over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) --- Trea Turner hit two solo homers, and the Washington Nationals
beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night.
Washington 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.
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
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
The Nationals grabbed the lead for good on Asdrbal 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.
Anbal Snchez (10-8) pitched five-plus innings to reach double-figure
victories for the fifth time in his career. Sanchez allowed four runs and six
Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect seventh and Daniel Hudson got six outs for
his fifth save in nine opportunities.
Starlin Castro homered for Miami and finished with three hits. Isan Daz 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. Daz 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.