The Washington Nationals fell to the Miami Marlins 3-2 Friday night. Here's the latest Nationals and Marlins news:
Anibal Sanchez took the loss against the Marlins Friday, allowing three over 5 1/3 innings. Sanchez is now 0-2 on the season and holds a 4.91 ERA.
Second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 Friday night with a solo home run, his second long ball of the seaon. Meanwhile, Anthony Rendon extended his hit streak to 17 games with a sixth inning double. Rendon's streak is now the longest in the majors this season.
Washington placed reliever Austen Williams on the 10-day injured list with a sprained AC joint. The Nationals called up RHP Austin Adams from Triple-A Fresno to take Williams' place in the bullpen.
Starting pitcher Caleb Smith kept the Nats' bats mostly quiet to earn his second win of the season, pithching six innings of one-run ball for the Marlins. Smith struck out eight and walked none, the only run he allowed coming on a Juan Soto RBI single in the first inning.
Closer Sergio Romo needed just 10 pitches to sit the Nats down in order in the ninth and record his second save of 2019.
Left fielder Curtis Granderson went 0-4 with three strikeouts Friday night, but it was Granderson who was hit by a Matt Grace pitch in the sixth inning to force home a run and give Miami a 3-1 lead. That run proved to be the difference, as Washington only scored once more on Dozier's solo blast in the seventh.
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
SS Trea Turner: Finger, 10-Day IL
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-Day IL
RP Justin Miller: Back, 10-Day IL
Saturday, 4/20: Nationals @ Marlins, 6:10 p.m., Marlins Park
Sunday, 4/21: Nationals @ Marlins, 1:10 p.m., Marlins Park
Monday, 4/22: Nationals @ Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
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