With Harper out, Marlins get doubleheader split with Nats
WASHINGTON (AP) Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto each drove in two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 to split a doubleheader on Saturday night.
The Nationals won the opener 6-4 behind six strong innings from Stephen Strasburg. Right after the final out, Washington announced that Bryce Harper had dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension and would sit out the nightcap for his behavior following an ejection on Monday.
The Marlins battered Nationals starter Tanner Roark (2-3) for seven runs in five innings.
Ozuna had five hits in the doubleheader, including three in the second game, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Justin Bour blasted a solo home run.
Led by Jose Urena (1-0), Miami's bullpen allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Starter Kendry Flores exited after three innings with a right shoulder strain.