Marlins Pick Up Rare Home Win Over Nationals

The Marlins beat the Nationals on Thursday in Miami's second win at home this season

The Miami Marlins took the series finale from the Washington Nationals by a final score of 5-1 on Thursday.

The teams split the four-game series and Miami now has a 5-9 record on the year. The Marlins won for only the second time this season at home, and still are an MLB-worst 2-7 at home. Miami will be heading off on the road for a ten game road trip starting Friday.

Tom Koehler had his best start of the season and came away with the win. Koehler gave up one run on two hits in five innings of work to earn the victory. Koehler struck out five ailing the way while walking one and now has a 4.80 E.R.A this season.

Craig Breslow, Kyle Barraclough, David Phelps and A.J. Ramos all worked scoreless frames to perserve the lead.

Marcell Ozuna's second home run of the season came in the first inning and was of the three-run variety. Ozuna was given in a start in the cleanup spot of the lineup for the first time this year with Giancarlo Stanton taking the dat off.

Christian Yelich and Justin Bour each had doubles in the win and it was the fourth of the season for both men.

Jarred Cosart will get the ball on Monday when the Marlins open a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants.

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