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Washington at Miami

W: T. Jordan (2-2) L: T. Koehler (1-1) S: A. Barrett (2)
HR: WAS - N. McLouth (2)   MIA - None

McLouth 2 RBIs leads Nats over Marlins 4-1

Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Nate McLouth hit an RBI double in the first inning and his second spring-training home run in the sixth, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Monday.

''His swing is coming,'' Nationals manager Matt Williams about. ''He's getting to the point that he's getting the bat head on those heaters. He's right where he needs to be.''

In a game played in constant drizzle, Nationals starter Taylor Jordan allowed one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings.

''He's pitched well the whole spring for us,'' Williams said. ''He's been using the sinker more. He's just pounded the strike zone in his last couple of outings.''

Miami starter Tom Koehler gave up two runs and five hits in six innings.

Washington swept its four spring-training games against the Marlins.

Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI double for Miami.


Nationals: Taylor Jordan, who had 58 strikes in 86 pitches, is taking a wait-and-see attitude in his competition with Tanner Roark for the Nationals' fifth rotation spot.

''I'm just extremely pleased I've come back as strong as I have after breaking my ankle in the offseason,'' Jordan said.

Marlins: Koehler threw 54 strikes among 91 pitches.

''Today was one of those days where you had the weather, and we weren't sure we were going to start on time,'' Miami manager Mike Redmond said. ''He got off to a rough start from the beginning. You're not going to have your best stuff every day.''


Marlins: Adeiny Hechavarria, slowed by a mild groin strain, was replaced by Austin Nola at shortstop in the fifth inning.


Nationals: RHP Blake Treinen was reassigned to minor league camp on Monday.

''He had a great spring and he's just an exceptional young man,'' Williams said. ''We let him know that he's our next wave and he proved everything he had to prove to us this spring.''


One of the key decisions the Marlins still have to make is between Jake Marisnick and Marcell Ozuna in center field.

Marisnick was 2 for 4 Monday and has nine runs and four RBIs in the exhibition season.

''He continues to improve and tighten up the areas of his game he needs to,'' Redmond said. ''He's got a great arm, and he can run the bases, and gives us a lot of weapons out there.''

Marisnick struggled as a rookie when called up from Double-A Jacksonville last July. He had a .183 batting average with one homer and five RBIs in 40 games.

Ozuna left Sunday's game against the Tigers in the fifth inning because of a leg cramp.

''It was a little cramp,'' said Ozuna, who sat out Monday. ''But I'm OK. I'm good to go.''


Derek Dietrich not only shares Ohio roots with LeBron James.

Dietrich's mask to protect his broken nose, which he unveiled when playing the field in a minor league game on Monday, was made by the same person who designed James' protective mask earlier in theBNBA season.

The Dietrich version was clear but included eye black for the under eye area.

What the mask was missing was Marlins colors. But maybe not for long.

''I think we're trying to find a Marlins sticker for it, dress it up a little bit,'' said Redmond, laughing.

Rafael Furcal, who had a hamstring injury, also played in the minor league game as the designated hitter. Greg Dobbs, out with a quadriceps injury, played at first base.

''We're going to get those guys out there and get them some at-bats and get them moving around and see where they're out,'' Redmond said.

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Players of the Game

T. Koehler
IP 6.0
H 5
ER 2
BB 2
K 1

N. McLouth
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Washington Nationals
Denard Span, CF4011001 .311
   Will Piwnica-Worms, LF1010000 .500
Jeff Kobernus, 2B-LF-CF4110101 .229
Nate McLouth, RF3122112 .242
Wilson Ramos, C3010101 .378
Danny Espinosa, SS4110003 .217
Scott Hairston, LF3000012 .194
   Craig Stammen, P0000000 .000
   a-Chris Snyder, PH0001000 .294
   Ross Detwiler, P0000000 .000
   Aaron Barrett, P0000000 .000
Tyler Moore, 1B4110010 .265
Jamey Carroll, 3B4000011 .194
Taylor Jordan, P2000001 .000
   Jose Lozada, 2B2010000 .125
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Stammen in the 8th
2B - Nate McLouth (2, Koehler), Danny Espinosa (3, Capps), Tyler Moore (1, Dunn)
HR - Nate McLouth (2, Koehler)
SF - Chris Snyder (2)
RBI - Denard Span (3), Nate McLouth 2 (6), Chris Snyder (6)
SB - Danny Espinosa (3, 3rd base off Capps/Barnes)
PK - Denard Span (1, Koehler)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Espinosa-Kobernus-Moore, Espinosa-Kobernus-Moore-Lozada-Espinosa-Moore, Espinosa-Kobernus-Moore-Lozada-Espinosa-Moore-Lozada-Espinosa-Moore
Washington Nationals
Taylor Jordan (W,2-2) 5.2511120 3.92
Craig Stammen (H,3) 1.1000110 3.72
Ross Detwiler (H,1) 1100000 7.20
Aaron Barrett (S,2) 1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Taylor Jordan 29-25, Craig Stammen 9-5, Ross Detwiler 4-4, Aaron Barrett 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Taylor Jordan 11-3, Craig Stammen 2-0, Ross Detwiler 3-0, Aaron Barrett 2-0
Batters Faced - Taylor Jordan 22, Craig Stammen 4, Ross Detwiler 4, Aaron Barrett 3
Miami Marlins
Jacob Marisnick, LF-CF4020001 .442
Christian Yelich, CF3110012 .245
   a-Ty Wigginton, PH1000001 .147
   Matt Angle, PR-LF0000000 .304
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3011011 .314
   Brian Bogusevic, PR-RF1000001 .163
Garrett Jones, 1B4010002 .216
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3000001 .190
   Austin Barnes, C1000001 .167
Jeff Baker, 2B3010010 .250
   Donovan Solano, 2B1000000 .319
Casey McGehee, 3B2000101 .235
   Juan Diaz, PR-SS0000000 .444
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS1010000 .319
   Austin Nola, SS-3B1000101 .304
Tom Koehler, P1000001 .000
   Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
   Carter Capps, P0000000 .000
   b-Reed Johnson, PH1000000 .410
   Chaz Roe, P0000000 .000
a-hit into fielder's choice for Yelich in the 8th
b-grounded out for Capps in the 8th
2B - Jacob Marisnick (5, Jordan), Giancarlo Stanton (4, Jordan)
SH - Tom Koehler (1)
RBI - Giancarlo Stanton (15)
Team LOB - 5
DP - G. Jones-Nola
E - Adeiny Hechavarria (3, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
Tom Koehler (L,1-1) 6522211 1.50
Mike Dunn 1211110 2.57
Carter Capps 1111010 3.60
Chaz Roe 1100010 12.38
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 35-24, Mike Dunn 11-7, Carter Capps 7-6, Chaz Roe 6-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 11-5, Mike Dunn 1-1, Carter Capps 1-1, Chaz Roe 2-0
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 24, Mike Dunn 6, Carter Capps 4, Chaz Roe 4
Game Information
Attendance - 2986
Game Time - 2:45
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Jeff Gosney, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Mike Estabrook