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7-run 7th keys Nationals win over Marlins

Miami falls 7-0

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria presents Dee Gordon with an elaborate gift for his remarkable 2015 season.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria presents Dee Gordon with an elaborate gift for his remarkable 2015 season.

MIAMI – Bryce Harper hit a grand slam, one of four home runs in a seven-run seventh inning for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 Tuesday.

 

The four homers in an inning was a Nationals record, and a record for Marlins pitchers.

 

Stephen Strasburg (3-0) allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings. He was locked in a scoreless duel with

 

Adam Conley until Jayson Werth hit his 200th career homer with one out in the seventh.

 

Wilson Ramos homered on the next pitch, and after Washington loaded the bases, Harper hit his seventh homer off left-hander Chris Narveson. Ryan Zimmerman followed with a solo homer, his first.

 

Harper has homered in five of the past six games, and he has 20 RBIs. The grand slam was his second in five days, and the second of his career.

 

Before the game, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria presented Dee Gordon with a fancy piece of jewelry to honor his batting title from the 2015 season.


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