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Nationals Beat Marlins In First Game Of Doubleheader

WASHINGTON (AP) Adam LaRoche homered and drove in three runs, Mark DeRosa added three RBIS, and John Lannan pitched into the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.

LaRoche had a first-inning RBI single, a third-inning home run, and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. He has an 11-game hitting streak and is batting .463 over that stretch.

DeRosa, who missed nearly two months because of an oblique injury, doubled his RBI total for the season with a two-run single in the first-inning single and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth.

The Nationals scored seven runs off Brad Hand (0-1), who had been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start the game. Hand, 1-9 in his career, gave up six hits and six walks in 3 2-3 innings. He was scheduled to return to the minors after the game.

Source: AP


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