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Marlins 6, Nationals 5 (11)

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WASHINGTON -- First there was The Catch. Then came The Slide.

Six innings after Roger Bernadina saved two runs for the Washington Nationals with one of the best catches anyone there had ever seen, Omar Infante scored the go-ahead run for the Florida Marlins with a clever slide in the 11th inning of a 6-5 win Friday.

Bernadina's breathtaking catch kept the game the game tied at 4. After Logan Morrison hit a home run in the top of the eighth to give Florida a one-run lead, Washington tied it in the bottom half.

It tied 5-all in the top of the 11th when Infante singled off Brian Broderick (0-1) with one out and Greg Dobbs doubled to right. Jayson Werth threw the ball to Jerry Hairston, who relayed it perfectly to catcher Wilson Ramos. Infante slid head first, stopping himself and reaching over and around Ramos to touch the back tip of the plate with three fingers for the lead.

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"I was thinking I'm out for sure," Infante said. "He goes to touch me and I pull my hand around him. That's my only opportunity to be safe."

Washington shortstop Ian Desmond had a clear view of the play.

"We executed it so well, it was almost too fast," Desmond said. "That was about as perfectly executed of a cutoff relay as you could possibly have."

In the dugout, manager Edwin Rodriguez marveled at his shortstop's athleticism.

"I think the most impressive thing was they were waiting for him, and the way he avoided the tag," Rodriguez said. "He avoided the whole tag and then he reached for home plate. It was hell of a body control there."

While the Marlins were exuberant over the slide, the Nationals were equally impressed Bernadina's catch.

With runners on first and second and two outs, Mike Stanton hit a ball to deep center. Bernadina ran toward the fence, extended his glove, leaped and snared the ball, falling over backward and staying on the ground for a few moments. The astounding grab kept the game tied at 4.

"I couldn't believe he caught it," manager Jim Riggleman said.

"When the ball kept carrying, I went after it. I dove. It was the only play" I could make, Bernadina said.

Bernadina also had a two-run double among his three hits.

Edward Mujica (4-1), the sixth Florida pitcher, threw a scoreless 10th for the win. Leo Nunez pitched the 11th for his 13th save.

"I hate to lose that game. I know they're agonizing over that," Riggleman said.

The Marlins hit four home runs. Gaby Sanchez and John Buck hit back-to-back homers in the first and Stanton connected in the sixth. Morrison homered in the eighth.

Hanley Ramirez singled with two outs in the first. Sanchez then hit his seventh homer of the year to center and Buck followed with a home run off Tom Gorzelanny into Washington's bullpen in left-center. It was Buck's fifth home run of the year, and the first time Florida hit back-to-back homers this season.

Desmond had an RBI single off Chris Volstad in the third for Washington.

Stanton hit his sixth home run with one out in the fourth to make it 4-1.

Washington tied the score at 4 in the fourth on Laynce Nix's fifth home run Bernadina's double.

Morrison, in his first game since missing three weeks with a strained arch in his left foot, then gave Florida a 5-4 lead in the eighth.

Washington tied it in the bottom half on Nix 's RBI single.

Volstad allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Gorzelanny pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and eight hits. He struck out six and walked one.

Notes

Desmond has a sore left quad and Riggleman said he would rest him on Saturday. The Marlins reinstated RHP Javier Vazquez from the bereavement list. Rodriguez expects Vazquez to pitch on Sunday against the Nationals. ... Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman, who had surgery to repair a tear in his abdominal muscle, on May 3, jogged on Friday for the first time since the procedure. He's expected to miss six weeks. ... Mujica, carted off the field Monday with a strained left knee, pitched for the first time since then. ... Nationals OF Rick Ankiel, who's been on the disabled list with a right wrist injury since May 3, has been recovering slowly, Riggleman said. ... The four home runs allowed by the Nationals were a season high. They hadn't given up more than two in any other game.

 
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Washington

L. Nix
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Florida

G. Sanchez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Coghlan, CF6010023 .262
Emilio Bonifacio, 3B-LF6000034 .286
Hanley Ramirez, SS5120020 .224
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4122110 .340
John Buck, C5111002 .230
Logan Morrison, LF4111020 .322
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
    Leo Nunez, P0000000 .000
Mike Stanton, RF5111012 .231
Omar Infante, 2B5120000 .238
Chris Volstad, P2010000 .250
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Cousins, PH1000010 .156
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
    Greg Dobbs, 3B1011000 .347
Totals446126112  
a-struck out for Webb in the 8th
Batting
2B - Chris Coghlan (11, Coffey), Hanley Ramirez (6, Gorzelanny), Greg Dobbs (4, Broderick)
HR - Gaby Sanchez (7, Gorzelanny), John Buck (5, Gorzelanny), Logan Morrison (5, Clippard), Mike Stanton (6, Gorzelanny)
SH - Chris Volstad (3)
RBI - Gaby Sanchez 2 (25), John Buck (19), Logan Morrison (12), Mike Stanton (16), Greg Dobbs (13)
2-OUT RBI - Gaby Sanchez 2 (13), John Buck (7)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Bonifacio-Infante-G. Sanchez, H. Ramirez-Infante-G. Sanchez, Bonifacio-Infante-G. Sanchez
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Volstad 6844171 5.77
Ryan Webb 1100010 3.00
Mike Dunn (BS,2) 1111210 2.20
Burke Badenhop 0.2100200 0.00
Randy Choate 0.1000000 1.42
Edward Mujica (W,4-1) 1100020 3.44
Leo Nunez (S,13) 1000000 3.20
IBB - Werth by Burke Badenhop
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Volstad 99-62, Ryan Webb 9-6, Mike Dunn 23-14, Burke Badenhop 18-8, Randy Choate 6-4, Edward Mujica 13-10, Leo Nunez 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Volstad 6-4, Ryan Webb 1-0, Mike Dunn 1-0, Burke Badenhop 1-1, Randy Choate 1-0, Leo Nunez 1-2
Batters Faced - Chris Volstad 26, Ryan Webb 3, Mike Dunn 5, Burke Badenhop 5, Randy Choate 1, Edward Mujica 4, Leo Nunez 3
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roger Bernadina, CF5032101 .320
Ian Desmond, SS6021022 .221
Jayson Werth, RF3100222 .221
Adam LaRoche, 1B4000105 .198
Wilson Ramos, C5000021 .277
Laynce Nix, LF5132020 .303
Danny Espinosa, 2B3100122 .205
    Drew Storen, P0000000 .000
   a- Michael Morse, PH1010000 .244
    Brian Broderick, P0000000 .000
Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B-2B5220001 .240
Tom Gorzelanny, P1000012 .000
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
   b- Matt Stairs, PH1010000 .105
    Jason Marquis, PR0000000 .278
    Tyler Clippard, P0000000 .000
    Alex Cora, 3B2000000 .226
Totals415125511  
a-doubled for Storen in the 10th
b-singled for Coffey in the 7th
Batting
2B - Roger Bernadina (2, Volstad), Laynce Nix (5, Dunn), Michael Morse (2, Mujica), Jerry Hairston Jr. (6, Volstad)
HR - Laynce Nix (5, Volstad)
SH - Tom Gorzelanny (2)
RBI - Roger Bernadina 2 (2), Ian Desmond (15), Laynce Nix 2 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Roger Bernadina 2 (2), Laynce Nix (5)
SB - Roger Bernadina (4, 3rd base off Volstad/Buck)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Desmond-LaRoche
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Gorzelanny 4.2844163 3.40
Todd Coffey 2.1100010 2.45
Tyler Clippard 1111021 1.90
Drew Storen 2000030 0.40
Brian Broderick (L,0-1) 1211000 6.57
IBB - G. Sanchez by Tom Gorzelanny
HBP - Morrison (by Tom Gorzelanny)
WP - Brian Broderick (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Gorzelanny 88-57, Todd Coffey 28-18, Tyler Clippard 18-12, Drew Storen 25-19, Brian Broderick 15-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Gorzelanny 4-4, Todd Coffey 3-3, Drew Storen 2-1, Brian Broderick 2-1
Batters Faced - Tom Gorzelanny 24, Todd Coffey 8, Tyler Clippard 4, Drew Storen 6, Brian Broderick 5
Game Information
Attendance - 19503
Game Time - 3:43
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Paul Nauert, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Kerwin Danley