Washington at Florida

W: T. Tankersley (2-1) L: R. Wagner (0-2)
S: J. Borowski (29)
HR: WAS - A. Kearns (18), N. Johnson (19)   FLA - H. Ramirez (12), M. Jacobs (16)

Marlins 7, Nationals 5

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

MIAMI -- Ryan Zimmerman's miscue helped start the Florida Marlins winning rally.

Miguel Cabrera reached on Zimmerman's eighth-inning error and then scored the go-ahead run on Jeremy Hermida's ground out to help the Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Cabrera led off the eighth by reaching on third baseman Zimmerman's fielding error. Josh Willingham singled and Mike Jacobs walked to load the bases against reliever Ryan Wagner (0-2).

After Miguel Olivo flied out to short right, Hermida chopped the ball to Nick Johnson, who stepped on first before throwing wide of home.

"We were able to put the ball in play and put pressure on their defense," Jacobs said.

Florida added two more unearned runs in an inning set up by Zimmerman's miscue.

"It doesn't really matter that it was Cabrera, it's hard to let the leadoff guy get on," Zimmerman said. "Especially late in the game, they can bunt ... they have a lot of options."

Johnson hit a 413-foot solo homer to center off reliever Taylor Tankersley (2-1) in the top of the eighth to tie the score 4-4.

Jacobs and Hanley Ramirez homered for the Marlins, who got their 15th comeback victory. Joe Borowski gave up an RBI double to Alfonso Soriano in the ninth, but got his 29th save in 32 opportunities.

"We got a couple of breaks and took advantage of it," Marlins manager Joe Girardi said. "You have to find a way to win that game."

Florida starter Josh Johnson allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Jason Bergmann gave up four runs and six hits in six innings as the Nationals lost for the fourth straight game. He walked two and struck out three.

"I feel like if I made three better pitches, I'm standing here talking about a win," Bergmann said.

Jacobs hit a two-run homer in the sixth to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead. Cabrera led off with a triple and one out later, Jacobs hit his 16th homer.

Washington had taken a 3-2 lead in the sixth on Austin Kearns' 18th homer of the season. It was his second with the Nationals.

Ramirez had an RBI single and a solo homer to help the Marlins get their first two runs. His homer was the 16th of the season and fifth leadoff shot.


Before the game, Washington purchased the contract of infielder Henry Mateo from Triple-A New Orleans and designated right-hander Travis Hughes for assignment. ... The crowd numbered 10,260, slightly larger than Monday night's 9,316. ... Borowski pitched for a fourth day in a row for the third time in his career. ... Ramirez stole second in the seventh to became the sixth Marlins player to have 40 stolen bases in a season.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Players of the Game

H. Ramirez
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1

N. Johnson
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1

Related Video

Washington Nationals
Alfonso Soriano, LF5121000 .292
Felipe Lopez, SS4110011 .272
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B4001101 .279
Nick Johnson, 1B3122000 .291
Jose Vidro, 2B4010003 .301
    Bernie Castro, PR-2B0000000 .276
Austin Kearns, RF3111110 .260
Ryan Church, CF2000020 .243
   a- Henry Mateo, PH-CF1000001 .000
Brandon Harper, C4120002 .429
Jason Bergmann, P2000011 .000
   b- Marlon Anderson, PH1000000 .269
    Ryan Wagner, P0000000 .333
   c- Daryle Ward, PH1000001 .319
a-grounded into a double play for Church in the 8th
b-lined out for Bergmann in the 7th
c-fouled out for Wagner in the 9th
2B - Alfonso Soriano 2 (32, Johnson, Borowski), Brandon Harper (2, Johnson)
HR - Nick Johnson (19, Tankersley), Austin Kearns (18, Johnson)
SH - Felipe Lopez (7)
RBI - Alfonso Soriano (82), Ryan Zimmerman (84), Nick Johnson 2 (64), Austin Kearns (64)
2-OUT RBI - Nick Johnson (20)
Team LOB - 7
DP - F. Lopez-Vidro, Zimmerman-N. Johnson
E - Felipe Lopez (22, ), Ryan Zimmerman (11, )
Washington Nationals
Jason Bergmann 6644232 7.11
Ryan Wagner (L,0-2) 2330210 6.97
IBB - Amezaga by Jason Bergmann, Amezaga by Ryan Wagner
HBP - Willingham (by Jason Bergmann)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Bergmann 91-60, Ryan Wagner 44-28
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Bergmann 5-8, Ryan Wagner 5-1
Batters Faced - Jason Bergmann 25, Ryan Wagner 12
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5132012 .273
Dan Uggla, 2B4000012 .287
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4210000 .338
Josh Willingham, LF3110001 .268
Mike Jacobs, 1B2112211 .265
    Reggie Abercrombie, PR0100000 .218
    Joe Borowski, P0000000 .000
Miguel Olivo, C4010004 .290
Jeremy Hermida, RF4011000 .255
Alfredo Amezaga, CF2100201 .264
Josh Johnson, P1000012 .111
   a- Joe Borchard, PH1000000 .223
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
   b- Wes Helms, PH-1B1011000 .293
a-grounded out for Johnson in the 7th
b-singled for Tankersley in the 8th
2B - Miguel Olivo (18, Bergmann)
3B - Miguel Cabrera (2, Bergmann)
HR - Hanley Ramirez (12, Bergmann), Mike Jacobs (16, Bergmann)
SH - Josh Johnson (4)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez 2 (40), Mike Jacobs 2 (61), Jeremy Hermida (23), Wes Helms (29)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (16), Wes Helms (15)
SB - Hanley Ramirez (40, 2nd base off Wagner/Harper)
Team LOB - 6
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs
E - Joe Borowski (1, ), Mike Jacobs (7, )
Florida Marlins
Josh Johnson 7533151 2.90
Taylor Tankersley (BS,3; W,2-1) 1211101 3.12
Joe Borowski (S,29) 1211000 3.23
HBP - N. Johnson (by Josh Johnson), Church (by Josh Johnson)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Johnson 112-68, Taylor Tankersley 19-11, Joe Borowski 25-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Johnson 8-8, Taylor Tankersley 1-1, Joe Borowski 1-2
Batters Faced - Josh Johnson 29, Taylor Tankersley 5, Joe Borowski 5
Game Information
Attendance - 10260
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chuck Meriwether, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Jerry Crawford