Washington Nationals win again: Complete sweep of Marlins

washington nationalsAnthony Rendon homered, then knocked in the tie-breaking single in the fifth, keying a 5-2 Washington Nationals win over the Miami Marlins on Independence Day.

Rendon’s homer was his 20th of the season. That one came in the fourth, and then in the fifth, Rendon brought home Gerardo Parra with an RBI single to break a 2-2 tie.

Parra then broke the game open in the sixth with a two-run double that scored Trea Turner and Victor Robles.

Anibal Sanchez (5-6, 3.66 ERA) gave up two runs, one earned, in six innings of work, allowing five hits and walking three, while striking out two batters.

Fernando Rodney notched his second save of the season, but not before surrendering two hits with two outs in the ninth, and allowing the tying run to come to the plate.

The streaking Nats have won eight of their last nine and 12 of their last 15 to improve to a season-best four games over .500 (45-41).

Story by Chris Graham

 


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