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Nationals beat Marlins 3-2

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By Marc Faisant | Contributing Writer

The rain let up just in time for Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals as they opened up a 14-game lead on second place Miami in the NL East with a 3-2 victory last night.

The game featured the 150th home run of Bryce Harper’s career which extended the Nationals lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning. Harper became just the 14th player in MLB history to achieve that feat prior to his 25th birthday.

Bryce Harper (Getty Images)

Bryce Harper (Getty Images)

The Marlins cut the lead to 2-1 in the fifth inning and tied the game at 2 when Giancarlo Stanton blasted his Major League leading 37th round tripper in the sixth.

Scherzer allowed two runs and threw nine strikeouts in seven innings of work before yielding to the recently shored up bullpen. Newcomer Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless eighth and was the winning pitcher thanks to Adam Lind’s pinch-hit single that scored Wilmer Difo, who led the inning off with a single, in the bottom of the frame.

Sean Dolittle earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the victory and allow Nationals fans to enjoy free chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A.

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