Jon Berti of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 22, 2019.
MIAMI - Three relievers each gave up an extra-base hit in a seventh-inning meltdown Sunday, and the Washington Nationals' streak of 11 consecutive wins against the Miami Marlins ended with a 5-3 loss that tightened the NL wildcard race.
The Nationals started the game with three consecutive singles to take a 1-0 lead, but a nifty 3-6-1 double play helped Lopez escape further damage.
Victor Robles hit into an apparent inning-ending double play, but the Nationals' challenge of the forceout at second was upheld.
Marlins: They have seven games left, all on the road, and start a four-game series Monday at the Mets with LHP Caleb Smith (9-10, 4.24) scheduled to start.