With Harper out, Marlins get doubleheader split with Nats

May 14, 2016

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.

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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.



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