Harper's 2 RBIs, Zimmerman's HR lead Nats over Marlins 6-4

WASHINGTON (AP) Tanner Roark's spring training workload was cut by participating in the World Baseball Classic and having his final tuneup rained out. So neither he nor the Washington Nationals were quite sure what they would get in the righty's regular-season debut.

For a couple of innings Wednesday night, it was rough: Two runs, two singles, two hit batters, two walks, a wild pitch. A whopping 46 pitches.

And then? Roark got down to business, retiring 13 of the last 14 batters he faced and helping the Nationals come back to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 as Ryan Zimmerman homered while Bryce Harper and Matt Wieters each drove in a pair of runs.

''Whether he gets off to a good start or a slow start, he somehow figures it out and grinds it out and gives us a quality start every time,'' said Zimmerman, whose opposite-field shot put Washington on the board in the second. ''It's fun to play behind him. He gets the ball, works, throws strikes - and he's pretty good at it.''

Roark (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits, striking out six and walking two.

Was he worried about what he'd be able to do, given the lack of preseason preparation?

''A little bit. But it's my turn to start, so I've got to go out there and give as many pitches as I possibly can,'' Roark said. ''Gave them 97. I didn't feel like I threw 97, so that's a good sign. So hopefully, knock on wood right now, keep feeling good.''

The reliever who replaced him to begin the seventh, Enny Romero, plunked Derek Dietrich, which led to some jawing between the two and the ejection of Marlins manager Don Mattingly.

''We got hit three times and we got a warning,'' Mattingly said. ''It doesn't seem quite right.''

Dietrich, who also was hit by Roark, said about Mattingly: ''Wasn't expecting him to come out like that. And then when he did, I appreciate it. He's got every one of our backs, just like we've got his.''

Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his second save, striking out Christian Yelich with a man aboard to end it after giving up a run.

The Nationals went up 5-2 by batting around in a four-run fourth that featured Harper's RBI double down the right field line, Daniel Murphy's run-scoring single to center and Wieters' two-run single through a hole opened at shortstop by a defensive shift.

All came off Dan Straily (0-1), who gave up five runs in only 3 1/3 innings in his Marlins debut.

''That's not the way you want to present yourself to your new organization,'' Straily said.

HITS, HITS, HITS

In the season's opening two games, both wins, Harper is 3 for 7 with two extra-base hits and three RBIs. Wieters went 3 for 3 with a walk Wednesday, and Murphy had two hits.

HE SAID IT

''Honestly, we didn't deserve to win the game. We didn't play well enough to win. We give them extra outs.'' - Mattingly, who was bothered by, among other things, a failure to catch a foul fly by Harper during one of his at-bats that ended with a run-scoring hit.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Martin Prado (hamstring) could come off the DL when Miami returns home after a season-opening six-game road trip.

Nationals: Anthony Rendon went 0 for 4 after sitting out opening day with a bruised calf.

UP NEXT

The three-game series wraps up Thursday with Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez facing Marlins RHP Tom Koehler.

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  • W: T. Roark (1-0)L: D. Straily (0-1)S: B. Treinen (2)
  • HR: MIA - J. Realmuto (1), WAS - R. Zimmerman (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B41100032.125.222.125.3473.5
J. Realmuto C42221103.500.5561.0001.55610.0
C. Yelich CF51200012.222.222.222.4442.5
G. Stanton RF40000013.125.125.250.375-0.5
J. Bour 1B30000121.000.125.000.1250.0
M. Ozuna LF40220010.375.375.375.7503.5
D. Dietrich 3B20000002.000.286.000.2862.0
A. Hechavarria SS40100011.143.143.143.2860.5
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N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Rojas PH10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
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c- I. Suzuki PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-doubled for McGowan in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Wittgren in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Ramos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40000025.125.125.250.375-1.0
A. Eaton CF32100100.400.625.8001.4255.0
B. Harper RF41220000.429.5001.0001.5005.0
D. Murphy 2B41210001.500.500.5001.0004.0
R. Zimmerman 1B32111111.429.500.8571.3577.5
A. Rendon 3B40000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Werth LF40200000.250.250.250.5002.0
M. Wieters C30320100.667.714.8331.5487.0
T. Roark P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
a- S. Drew PH00000100.000.200.000.2001.0
E. Romero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blanton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-walked for Roark in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Perez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Moore
  • HR - J. Realmuto
  • SH - D. Straily
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (2), M. Ozuna 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto, M. Ozuna 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (2), B. Harper, M. Wieters
  • HR - R. Zimmerman
  • SH - T. Roark
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (3), D. Murphy (2), R. Zimmerman, M. Wieters 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Harper
  • Picked Off - J. Werth
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Realmuto
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Eaton
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 0-1)3.165520113.502.40-9.0
D. McGowan0.20000100.000.000.5
N. Wittgren2.03112204.502.501.0
K. Barraclough1.01000100.001.002.5
A. Ramos1.01000100.001.002.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 1-0)6.03222603.000.8324.0
E. Romero1.03110119.003.00-0.5
J. Blanton (H, 1)0.21000100.001.50-0.5
O. Perez (H, 1)0.10000000.000.000.0
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.02110204.502.008.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 1-0)6.0
E. Romero1.0
J. Blanton (H, 1)0.2
O. Perez (H, 1)0.1
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 67-40, D. McGowan 9-6, N. Wittgren 41-23, K. Barraclough 12-9, A. Ramos 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-5, D. McGowan 1-0, K. Barraclough 2-0, A. Ramos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 17, D. McGowan 2, N. Wittgren 9, K. Barraclough 4, A. Ramos 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark
  • HBP - T. Roark 2 (2), E. Romero
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 97-57, E. Romero 20-14, J. Blanton 14-8, O. Perez 3-2, B. Treinen 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-4, E. Romero 1-0, O. Perez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, E. Romero 6, J. Blanton 3, O. Perez, B. Treinen 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B41100032.125.222.125.3473.5
J. Realmuto C42221103.500.5561.0001.55610.0
C. Yelich CF51200012.222.222.222.4442.5
G. Stanton RF40000013.125.125.250.375-0.5
J. Bour 1B30000121.000.125.000.1250.0
M. Ozuna LF40220010.375.375.375.7503.5
D. Dietrich 3B20000002.000.286.000.2862.0
A. Hechavarria SS40100011.143.143.143.2860.5
D. Straily P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Rojas PH10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- I. Suzuki PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-doubled for McGowan in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Wittgren in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Ramos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40000025.125.125.250.375-1.0
A. Eaton CF32100100.400.625.8001.4255.0
B. Harper RF41220000.429.5001.0001.5005.0
D. Murphy 2B41210001.500.500.5001.0004.0
R. Zimmerman 1B32111111.429.500.8571.3577.5
A. Rendon 3B40000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Werth LF40200000.250.250.250.5002.0
M. Wieters C30320100.667.714.8331.5487.0
T. Roark P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
a- S. Drew PH00000100.000.200.000.2001.0
E. Romero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blanton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Lind PH10000001.500.5002.0002.5000.0
B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Roark in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Perez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Moore
  • HR - J. Realmuto
  • SH - D. Straily
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (2), M. Ozuna 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto, M. Ozuna 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (2), B. Harper, M. Wieters
  • HR - R. Zimmerman
  • SH - T. Roark
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (3), D. Murphy (2), R. Zimmerman, M. Wieters 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Harper
  • Picked Off - J. Werth
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Realmuto
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Eaton
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 0-1)3.165520113.502.40-9.0
D. McGowan0.20000100.000.000.5
N. Wittgren2.03112204.502.501.0
K. Barraclough1.01000100.001.002.5
A. Ramos1.01000100.001.002.5
Total8.01166451---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (L, 0-1)3.1
D. McGowan0.2
N. Wittgren2.0
K. Barraclough1.0
A. Ramos1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (W, 1-0)6.03222603.000.8324.0
E. Romero1.03110119.003.00-0.5
J. Blanton (H, 1)0.21000100.001.50-0.5
O. Perez (H, 1)0.10000000.000.000.0
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.02110204.502.008.0
Total9.09442101---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (W, 1-0)6.0
E. Romero1.0
J. Blanton (H, 1)0.2
O. Perez (H, 1)0.1
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 67-40, D. McGowan 9-6, N. Wittgren 41-23, K. Barraclough 12-9, A. Ramos 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-5, D. McGowan 1-0, K. Barraclough 2-0, A. Ramos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 17, D. McGowan 2, N. Wittgren 9, K. Barraclough 4, A. Ramos 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark
  • HBP - T. Roark 2 (2), E. Romero
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 97-57, E. Romero 20-14, J. Blanton 14-8, O. Perez 3-2, B. Treinen 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-4, E. Romero 1-0, O. Perez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, E. Romero 6, J. Blanton 3, O. Perez, B. Treinen 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Realmuto singled to shallow right, Gordon scored46
  • 8TH INNING
    Realmuto homered to left36
  • 5TH INNING
    Harper singled to center, Eaton scored26
  • 4TH INNING
    Wieters singled to left center, Murphy and Zimmerman scored, Werth to second25
    Murphy singled to center, Harper scored23
    Harper doubled to deep right, Eaton scored22
  • 2ND INNING
    Zimmerman homered to right center21
  • 1ST INNING
    Ozuna singled to center, Realmuto and Yelich scored, Bour out at third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Blake Treinen pitching
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria lined out to right
    • Ichiro Suzuki hit for AJ Ramos
    • I. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gordon singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Gordon to second on fielder's indifference, Gordon stole second, Realmuto singled to shallow right, Gordon scored
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • E. Romero Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto homered to left
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Yelich singled to center
    • Joe Blanton relieved Enny Romero
    • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stanton flied out to deep left
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna singled to center, Yelich to second
    • Oliver Perez relieved Joe Blanton
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • AJ Ramos relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • J. Werth: Ball, Werth popped out to second
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wieters doubled to deep right
    • Adam Lind hit for Oliver Perez
    • A. Lind: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lind grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Enny Romero pitching
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria singled to right, Dietrich to second
    • Miguel Rojas hit for Nick Wittgren
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to first, Dietrich to third, Hechavarria out at second
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Harper grounded out to first
    • D. Murphy: Murphy singled to left center
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Murphy to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stanton lined out to left
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bour grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Wittgren Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • J. Werth: Strike swinging, Ball, Werth singled to right
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wieters walked, Werth to second
    • Stephen Drew hit for Tanner Roark
    • S. Drew: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Werth picked off at second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Drew walked, Wieters to second
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Tyler Moore hit for Dustin McGowan
    • T. Moore: Moore doubled to deep center
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Eaton doubled to left
    • B. Harper: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Harper singled to center, Eaton scored
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy lined out to left
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Harper caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Zimmerman popped out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ozuna lined out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dietrich flied out to left
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Hechavarria flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Harper doubled to deep right, Eaton scored
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Murphy singled to center, Harper scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Rendon popped out to second
    • J. Werth: Werth singled to center, Murphy to third, Zimmerman to second
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wieters singled to left center, Murphy and Zimmerman scored, Werth to second
    • Dustin McGowan relieved Dan Straily
    • T. Roark: Roark sacrificed to catcher, Werth to third, Wieters to second
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Wieters singled to shallow center
    • T. Roark: Roark reached on fielder's choice to first, Wieters out at second
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Turner grounded into double play shortstop to second to shortstop to first, Roark out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • D. Straily: Ball, Straily sacrificed to catcher, Dietrich to second
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon hit by pitch
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Dietrich to third, Gordon to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Murphy grounded out to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman homered to right center
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to center
    • J. Werth: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Werth grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to center, Realmuto to third
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked, Yelich to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna singled to center, Realmuto and Yelich scored, Bour out at third
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton popped out to shortstop
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)