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MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins are convinced they have put their early season woes behind them -- they're making believers out of other teams.
The Marlins, who were 14-41 through May, will go for the sweep of the three-game series on Sunday.
Stanton homered on a 1-2 pitch from Rafael Soriano leading off the ninth to make it 1-all. It was Soriano's fourth blown save overall and first in the last 13 opportunities.
"I figured he wasn't going to throw a strike -- which that wasn't," Stanton said. "I just saw fastball and reacted to it."
"Cishek getting out of that big jam, the guys came in and that fired everybody up," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Guys were like, 'All right, this is it! Let's go! Let's get this thing over with!'"
Lucas grounded to second baseman Steve Lombardozzi, who threw to shortstop Ian Desmond for the forceout at second. Lucas beat the throw to first as the winning run scored.
"That's a double play in April," Redmond said. "To win that thing on a fielder's choice, and a lot of good at-bats. it wasn't a thing of beauty, but I'll take it."
Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected by home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after arguing a called third strike in the eighth. Harper also had complained about a called third strike in his previous at-bat, leading off the sixth.
"He called it a strike and I wasn't going to take it," Harper said. "So I gave him a piece of mind and got out what I wanted to get out and he threw me out.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Harper's frustrations were aimed at the wrong person.
"You can't do that," Johnson said. "Take it out on the pitcher. You can't take the frustration out on the umpire."
Washington starter Dan Haren surrendered three hits in six scoreless innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
Jose Fernandez went six innings, allowing one run and four hits. The Marlins' All-Star Game representative walked three and struck out four.
"I came out of my game a little but today, got a little bit too excited," Fernandez said. "But I got it back and tried to keep the team in the game and look what happened, Stanton hit the ball out and then we got another run to win it."
Jayson Werth's sacrifice fly in the fourth gave Washington a 1-0 lead. Harper drew a leadoff walk, took third on Adam LaRoche's one-out single and scored when catcher Jeff Mathis failed to grab a one-hop relay from Marcell Ozuna, who caught Werth's flyball in medium center field.
Ozuna made a nice running over-the-shoulder catch of Desmond's fly for the final out in the third with runners on first and second.
|Giancarlo Stanton helps lift the Marlins over the Nats in extras with a game-tying HR in the ninth. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Denard Span, CF||3||0||0||0||2||1||3||.255|
|Ian Desmond, SS||4||0||1||0||1||2||3||.279|
|Bryce Harper, LF||3||1||0||0||1||2||1||.265|
|Scott Hairston, LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.179|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B||5||0||2||0||0||1||3||.273|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.249|
|Jayson Werth, RF||2||0||0||1||1||0||1||.295|
|Stephen Lombardozzi, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.235|
|Wilson Ramos, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.307|
|a-Roger Bernadina, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.187|
|b-Chad Tracy, PH-3B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.146|
|a-singled for Haren in the 7th|
|b-singled for Soriano in the 10th|
|SF - Jayson Werth (2)|
|SH - Dan Haren 2 (4)|
|RBI - Jayson Werth (33)|
|SB - Roger Bernadina (3, 2nd base off Webb/Mathis)|
|CS - Denard Span (4, 2nd base by Fernandez/Mathis), Ian Desmond (3, 2nd base by Jennings/Mathis)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Desmond-Lombardozzi-LaRoche|
|E - Chad Tracy (2, Throwing)|
|Drew Storen (H,14)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||4.89|
|Tyler Clippard (H,17)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||2.04|
|Rafael Soriano (BS,4)||1||1||1||1||0||1||1||2.31|
|Craig Stammen (L,4-4)||0.2||0||1||0||2||0||0||3.70|
|IBB - Ruggiano by Craig Stammen|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 90-55, Drew Storen 9-5, Tyler Clippard 19-13, Rafael Soriano 13-10, Craig Stammen 16-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 5-6, Drew Storen 1-0, Rafael Soriano 1-1, Craig Stammen 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Dan Haren 22, Drew Storen 3, Tyler Clippard 4, Rafael Soriano 4, Craig Stammen 5|
|Justin Ruggiano, LF||4||0||0||0||1||1||3||.212|
|Ed Lucas, 3B-2B||5||0||0||1||0||2||2||.271|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||1||2||1||0||2||0||.251|
|Logan Morrison, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.282|
|Marcell Ozuna, CF||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||.270|
|Derek Dietrich, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.217|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||4||1||0||0||0||1||1||.237|
|Jeff Mathis, C||2||0||2||0||2||0||0||.182|
|a-Donovan Solano, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.262|
|a-struck out for Jennings in the 8th|
|HR - Giancarlo Stanton (10, Soriano)|
|SH - Jose Fernandez 2 (6), Placido Polanco (1)|
|RBI - Ed Lucas (8), Giancarlo Stanton (27)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Morrison-Hechavarria|
|E - Ed Lucas (3, Throwing)|
|Steve Cishek (W,3-4)||1||2||0||0||0||2||0||2.68|
|WP - Steve Cishek (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Fernandez 103-63, Ryan Webb 20-12, Dan Jennings 12-9, A.J. Ramos 21-13, Steve Cishek 20-17|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Fernandez 7-6, Steve Cishek 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Jose Fernandez 24, Ryan Webb 5, Dan Jennings 2, A.J. Ramos 4, Steve Cishek 5|
|Attendance - 20057|
|Game Time - 3:23|
|Temperature - 75|
|Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Jerry Layne|