Marlins Take Nightcap to Split Doubleheader

The Marlins beat the Nationals 7-1 in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader in D.C.

The Miami Marlins picked up a 7-1 win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.

In the opener of the twin bill, Miami was unable to cash in on its chances against Stephen Strasburg. That came back to haunt the Marlins when the Nationals rallied off Miami's bullpen late. This time around, the Marlins scored early and often to secure a win.

The starter for Miami in the game was Kendry Flores who had been promoted from AAA earlier in the day. Flores would go three strong innings before leaving due to a shoulder strain. The pitcher was placed on the disabled list following the game as well.

Before exiting, Flores allowed no runs on one hit in his time on the mound. The right-hander walked three and struck out one. If he's able to return this season, Flores would be an option for Miami's pen.

Jose Urena took over for Flores and gave Miami three strong innings of his own. Urena who picked up a victory allowed a run on two hits while walking one and striking out none. Urena is now 1-0 this season with a 5.65 E.R.A.

Justin Bour helped back Miami's win with his sixth home run of the season. The slugger has great career numbers in the D.C. area where he grew up. Bour is slashing 290 / .353 / .581 with 5 home runs and 12 runs batted in during his 18 career games at Nationals Park.

The Marlins will look to split the series on Sunday when they send Jose Fernandez to the mound.

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