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Turner’s career game ends Nats’ skid

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had a career game on Thursday night. He hit his first grand slam — along with two additional home runs — and eight RBI’s in the Nationals’ come-from-behind game, 14-12, over the Miami Marlins.

Turner helped the Nationals snap a five-game losing streak. He also helped Washington overcome a nine-run deficit to get the win.

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner celebrates after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins
Trea Turner celebrates after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins (Getty Images)

The Marlins scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning. Brian Anderson hit a three-run home run that went 393 feet to deep center field.

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On the long ball, Starlin Castro and Derek Dietrich also scored.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Nationals scored four runs. Spencer Kieboom singled to right center field, as Matt Adams scored. Turner then singled to shallow left field.

On the play, Michael A. Taylor and Kieboom scored. Juan Soto, the rookie sensation, singled to left center field. Brian Goodwin scored on the play.

In the sixth inning, the Nationals went into the inning trailing 9-5. However, at the end of the inning, Washington had the lead.

Daniel Murphy began the inning with a sacrifice fly to left field. Bryce Harper scored to make it 9-6.

Turner then homered to deep left-center field. The 390-foot home run also scored Adams, Taylor, and Mark Reynolds.

Also, in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Nationals made a dent in the score. They trailed 9-1 going into the inning, then trailed 9-5 at the end of their at-bat.

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After Adam Eaton’s walk, Adams scored to make it 9-2. Then Turner hit into a fielder’s choice, as Murphy scored to make it 9-3.

Soto came up shortly thereafter and doubled to center field. On the play, Taylor and Turner scored for the 9-5 score.

Turner also hit a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. The 394-foot home run went to deep center field.

Justin Bour gave the Marlins a 9-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Bour’s home run went 392-feet to feel left-center which also scored J.T. Realmuto.

Miami had a six-run outburst in the top of the second inning. Realmuto singled to shallow center field, scoring Yadiel Rivera and Dietrich for the 3-0 lead.

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Anderson moved to second base on the play. Bour then singled to right center field, scoring Anderson for the 4-0 lead and moving Realmuto to third base.

Martin Prado hit a three-run home run to left field. The 336-foot home run also scored Realmuto and Bour.

In the top of the first inning, Prado reached base on Anthony Rendon’s fielding error. Dietrich scored for the 1-0 lead.

Nationals pitcher Shawn Kelley received the win. He went one inning, allowing one hit and striking out two batters.

Closer Sean Doolittle picked up the save. Doolittle also went one inning and allowed two hits, while striking out two for the save.

Marlins pitcher Adam Conley received the loss. He went 2/3’s of an inning, allowing five runs on two hits with one strikeout and four walks.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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