Nationals Start Trip at Miami by Losing 3rd in a Row, 3-2


MIAMI — The Washington Nationals took an early lead. Then they rallied from behind. In the end, they came up a little short — again.

Bryce Harper drove in two runs and Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from two shaky starts with a strong showing, but the Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2 Friday night.

Six of the Nationals’ 10 defeats this season have been by one or two runs.

“It’s not fun, especially in dogfights like that,” Harper said. “Jordan threw such a great game, he should have been able to win that game. It’s rough for us, but we’ll keep plugging.”

The Nationals, beginning a 10-game trip, lost their third straight.

Martin Prado broke a tie with an eighth-inning single, and four pitchers combined on a six-hitter for Miami. The Marlins, starting a nine-game homestand, won their third in a row after a 3-11 start.

Zimmermann, who no-hit…

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