Surging Marlins Make Range Sweep Against Nationals

miami marlins look to remain perfect against the hosts washington nationals sweeping them for the second time this season on Sunday

after taking three straight against citizens From May 16-18 in Miami, the marlins Followed up Friday’s 6-5 win with a 5-2 win on Saturday

at 40-31, the marlins 500 in nine games for the first time since July 31, 2016

Braxton Garrett earned the win on Saturday, allowing one run in six innings. “It’s fun to be in the dugout. It’s a fun team to be around all the time. Obviously winning cures all and we’re finally getting a good taste of it.”

Miami’s Luis Arraz went 1-for-4 with an intentional walk on Saturday after going 5-for-5 with a home run the night before. He’s hitting a major league-leading .388.

Joey Wendell went 2-for-4 with a double and Brian De La Cruz broke an 0-for-21 skid in the ninth inning with a two-run single. marlins, who had as many hits as walks (seven). Jorge Soler went 1-for-2 with an RBI and three walks for Miami.

Washington’s bullpen cost it dearly on Saturday. Miami scored on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch in the seventh to break a 1–1 tie.

Washington’s 27 overall wins and 12 home wins are the fewest in the National League.

“It’s almost like we have to play perfectly,” said Washington manager Dave Martinez, whose team has dropped 10 of its last 12 games. “And it’s hard to do that every night. If we don’t chase, do a few other things, the result might be a little bit better. We have to keep working hard.”

marlins I will try to maintain my dominance citizens Sundays this season behind Jesus Luzardo (5-5, 4.17 ERA)

The left-hander was rocking in his last start, striking out six with three strikeouts on six hits — five earned — and allowing only a walk in four innings during an 8-1 loss to the host Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Luzardo said, “I think it’s our job, to go out there and set the tone … and keep our team in the ballgame.” “And when we don’t do that, it’s frustrating as a starting pitcher.”

However, Luzardo fared better the last time he faced Washington. He allowed only one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and walks in six innings, but he did not factor into the decision. marlins‘ 5-4 walk-off win over the visiting citizens on 16 may

citizens Counters with Patrick Corbin (4-7, 4.81). The veteran left-hander allowed two runs on four hits and a season-high five walks in five innings with five strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Corbin did not face marlins in the teams’ first series of the season, but is 5–6 with a 4.02 ERA in 17 appearances against Washington – all starts – in 107 1/3 innings in his career.

– Field Level Media