Washington at Miami

W: H. Alvarez (8-5) L: S. Strasburg (7-9) S: S. Cishek (27)
HR: WAS - None   MIA - None

Alvarez, Marlins beat Nats for 6th straight win

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins have gotten contributions from a number of players during their recent surge. On Tuesday night, their two All-Stars led them.

Henderson Alvarez pitched seven scoreless innings, Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and the surging Marlins beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-0 for their sixth straight win.

Christian Yelich also drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won nine of their last 10.

''Guys are excited, there's a lot of confidence,'' manager Mike Redmond said.

Steve Cishek loaded the bases in the ninth before striking out Anthony Rendon to record his 27th save in 30 chances.

At 53-53, the Marlins have climbed back to the .500 mark for the first time since June 25 when they were 39-39. They trail the Nationals by five games in the NL East.

''They've got the ability to roll off like they're rolling right now,'' Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

Strasburg (7-9) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings after allowing four runs in each of his last two starts.

Alvarez (8-5), who issued a season-high four walks, got out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the second inning. He got help from third baseman Casey McGehee, who made a diving catch to rob Nate McLouth from extra bases for the second out in the inning.

''When you're winning ballgames, guys are making big plays,'' Redmond said.

The Marlins got to Strasburg in the sixth when Stanton doubled to left to score a run. Stanton came into the game hitless in his last nine at-bats, striking out eight times.

''I haven't felt good for a while now,'' Stanton said. ''I did a little different set in pregame, so hopefully I'm feeling better and more comfortable at the plate and today was a good plus.''

Yelich hit an RBI double in the eighth to give Miami a 2-0 lead and Stanton drove him in two batters later.

Miami's Jeff Baker had his career-best 11-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-3 night.

Bryce Harper had two of the Nationals' five hits.


There is still no timetable for Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 23 with a pulled hamstring. ''The first two weeks are key,'' Williams said. ''So once it gets healed, it starts to mat down a little bit and then you can start doing some strengthening exercises and then you get a better idea of where he would be.''

Also, plate umpire D.J. Reyburn took a pitch off his right wrist in the top of the seventh inning, delaying the game for nearly five minutes. In the ninth, Reyburn was struck in the right knee and play was momentarily halted.

''He reminded me of myself back in the day getting smoked by foul tips, that was rough,'' Redmond said. ''That's one of those nights where you just sit back and pull out a Bud Light and enjoy it.''


Tanner Roark (10-6, 2.82) will start for the Nationals in Wednesday's series finale against Brad Hand (2-2, 4.19). Roark has allowed one run in seven innings in each of his three previous starts with a 3-0 record. Hand is coming off his best outing of the season, pitching 7 1-3 scoreless innings at Houston on July 25.


The Marlins optioned outfielder Jake Marisnick to Triple-A New Orleans and plan to call up infielder Ed Lucas in a corresponding move. Lucas has hit .239 with one home run and seven RBIs in 50 games for the Marlins.


Both teams could be looking to make moves before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

''Any help we can get to make us better is always good,'' Stanton said. ''You never what it's going to be or if there's going to be one, but any additions will help.''

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Players of the Game

S. Strasburg
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 2
K 4

G. Stanton
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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Wednesday's MLB winners and losers (0:41)
Washington Nationals
Denard Span, CF4010110.287.345.393
Anthony Rendon, 3B4010114.280.339.464
Adam LaRoche, 1B4000002.269.369.436
Wilson Ramos, C2000201.297.346.395
   Zach Walters, PR0000000.205.279.462
   Jose Lobaton, C0000000.208.269.292
Bryce Harper, LF3020102.268.354.395
Ian Desmond, SS3010113.249.301.431
Danny Espinosa, 2B3000014.212.280.344
Nate McLouth, RF4000015.175.283.241
Stephen Strasburg, P3000013.093.204.116
   Jerry Blevins, P0000000.000.000.000
   Aaron Barrett, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Jayson Werth, PH1000002.283.375.444
a-flied out for Barrett in the 9th
2B - Anthony Rendon (26, Alvarez)
Team LOB - 11
Outfield Assists - Bryce Harper 1
Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg (L,7-9) 7411240 3.55
Jerry Blevins 0.1222000 5.11
Aaron Barrett 0.2100020 3.31
WP - Stephen Strasburg (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Stephen Strasburg 108-66, Jerry Blevins 13-8, Aaron Barrett 12-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Stephen Strasburg 9-7, Jerry Blevins 1-0
Batters Faced - Stephen Strasburg 26, Jerry Blevins 3, Aaron Barrett 3
Miami Marlins
Christian Yelich, LF4111012.276.355.417
Jordany Valdespin, 2B3120001.267.290.500
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3022101.293.393.535
Casey McGehee, 3B4000023.307.373.378
Marcell Ozuna, CF4000021.269.317.451
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3000011.228.326.404
Jeff Baker, 1B3000000.245.293.357
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS2000100.274.303.339
Henderson Alvarez, P1010000.238.256.238
   Bryan Morris, P0000000.000.000.000
   Mike Dunn, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Reed Johnson, PH1110000.246.277.369
   Steve Cishek, P0000000.000.000.000
a-singled for Dunn in the 8th
2B - Christian Yelich (14, Blevins), Jordany Valdespin (2, Strasburg), Giancarlo Stanton (25, Strasburg)
SH - Jordany Valdespin (4), Henderson Alvarez (8)
RBI - Christian Yelich (36), Giancarlo Stanton 2 (71)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Hechavarria-Valdespin-Baker
Miami Marlins
Henderson Alvarez (W,8-5) 7300440 2.48
Bryan Morris (H,12) 0.2000200 1.90
Mike Dunn (H,16) 0.1000000 3.86
Steve Cishek (S,27) 1200020 3.30
HBP - Espinosa (by Steve Cishek)
Pitches-Strikes - Henderson Alvarez 102-64, Bryan Morris 19-9, Mike Dunn 1-1, Steve Cishek 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Henderson Alvarez 9-7, Bryan Morris 1-1
Batters Faced - Henderson Alvarez 27, Bryan Morris 4, Mike Dunn 1, Steve Cishek 6
Game Information
Attendance - 22672
Game Time - 3:07
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Ben May, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Brian O'Nora