WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche homered and drove in three runs, Mark DeRosa added three RBIS, and John Lannan pitched into the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.
LaRoche had a first-inning RBI single, a third-inning home run, and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. He has an 11-game hitting streak and is batting .463 over that stretch.
DeRosa, who missed nearly two months because of an oblique injury, doubled his RBI total for the season with a two-run single in the first-inning single and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth.
The Nationals scored seven runs off Brad Hand (0-1), who had been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start the game. Hand, 1-9 in his career, gave up six hits and six walks in 3 2-3 innings. He was scheduled to return to the minors after the game.
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