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Recap: Marlins 4, Nationals 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 4
Venue: Nationals Park
Date: September 22, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
  

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Miami Marlins finally got a win at Nationals Park this season.

After dropping their first eight games in Washington, the Marlins beat the Nationals 4-2 in the opener of Sunday's day-night doubleheader as Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich homered and Steve Cishek tied a team record by converting his 27th consecutive save chance.

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Tom Koehler (4-10), who had been 0-4 in eight starts since Aug. 1, allowed two runs and three hits in six innings.

He had an extra day of rest following Saturday night's rainout.

``I was excited that he wanted to throw that first game and even after the long night,' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. ``He came out and did exactly what he needed.'

Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 32nd save in 34 chances, completing a four-hitter and a scoreless day for the Marlins' bullpen. Mike Dunn and Chad Qualls also pitched in relief.

``You know it's crazy,' Cishek said. ``Out there I had a little more adrenaline pumping. It felt like a playoff atmosphere. The fans are really into it and those guys are digging in there and every at-bat was huge for them. It felt good to come out and win a game like that.'

Cishek, who has 32 of 50 career saves this season, began his streak June 8 in a 2-1 win at the New York Mets. He ties a mark set in 2005 by Todd Jones.

``He's been tremendous down there,' Redmond said. ``I think there's not a guy on this team that doesn't have all the confidence in the world in him and his abilities, and when he gets out there, we feel like that game's over. It's been fun to see him adjust.'

Dan Haren (9-14) lost to Miami for the third time this year, giving up three runs and eight hits in six innings.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg (7-9) was to start against Brian Flynn (0-2) in the night game, necessitated by Saturday night's rainout.

Stanton's 24th homer, a two-run drive after Yelich doubled, put the Marlins ahead in the first.

``I know there's a base open but it's the first inning,' Haren said. ``I guess in hindsight I could have just walked him. I wasn't trying to just challenge him, I was trying to get a good pitch down and away it just got a little too much plate.'

Yelich added a solo shot in the third.

Koehler, who shut out the Mets for eight innings while earning a no-decision in his last start, limited Washington to two singles over the first five innings.

Ryan Zimmerman homered in the sixth, his 26th of the season and 11th of September.

``I thought Koehler did a nice job getting through the sixth inning and gave up the one big hit, but did exactly what we needed him to do,' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Washington grounded into three double plays.

``We hit a few balls on the button, but right at somebody,' Johnson said.

Donovan Solano drove in Miami's final run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

NOTES: Todd Jones saved 27 straight for the Marlins in 2005. ... The ceremony honoring Johnson included a pair of video tributes and the presentation of an engraved Tiffany crystal keepsake. ... Juan Pierre got his 2,216th hit, moving past Joe DiMaggio for sole possession of 175th place. ... Stanton has hit safely in 23 of 29 games at Nationals Park with 13 home runs.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Marlins at Nationals
Thu, Sep 19 Final 2 to 3
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GAME 2
Marlins at Nationals
Fri, Sep 20 Final 0 to 8
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GAME 3
Marlins at Nationals
Sat, Sep 21 - 7:05PM EDT
GAME 4
Marlins at Nationals
Sun, Sep 22 Final 4 to 5
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +210   -110   7.5 
 WAS  -230   -110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +210   +100   7.5 
 WAS  -250   -120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  30%   33%   60% 
 WAS  70%   67%   40% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 0 Under: 0 
 WAS 0 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 0 Over: 8 
 WAS 8 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 2 Under: 5 
 WAS 3 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 6 Cover: +100 
 MIA 4 Over: 10 
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 Sep 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 9 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Over: 11 
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 Sep 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 0 Over: 7 
 MIA 7 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 0 Over: 9 
 WAS 9 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 3 Push: 7 
 WAS 4 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 1 Under: 3 
 WAS 2 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 5 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Under: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Sep 22
 
    White Sox at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Indians
1:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Mets at Phillies
1:35 PM EDT
    Reds at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Orioles at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Rangers at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Mariners at Angels
3:35 PM EDT
    Twins at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Padres
4:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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