Barrera’s 3 hits help Nationals extend Marlins’ skid to 8 straight losses

Tres Barrera of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at loanDepot park on August 24, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Tres Barrera homered and the Washington Nationals beat the reeling Miami Marlins 5-1.

Yadiel Hernádez singled and tripled, while Ryan Zimmerman also went deep for the Nationals.

Erick Fedde (6-8) struck out a career-high 10 in 6 1/3 innings. He allowed one run, six hits and walked one.

The Marlins struck out 15 times against Washington pitchers and have lost eight straight.

The Nationals broke a scoreless tie in a three-run fourth against Miami starter Jesús Luzardo (4-7).

Hernández hit a one-out triple and scored on Barrera’s two-run shot. Luis García followed Hernández’s blast with a double and raced home on Lane Thomas’ two-out RBI single.

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