It was the Turner and Tanner show to secure the Nats 94th win. The Nationals actually secured home field advantage in the NLDS before the Nationals won this game due to the Dodgers loss earlier in the afternoon.
The Nationals ended up winning 2-1 on the two runs scored by Trea Turner. The first run came after Turner singled to lead-off the game. He stole 2nd base for his 32nd steal of the season. Bryce Harper then singled in Turner for the quick 1-0 lead.
Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen settled down, but in the 5th inning Turner hit a solo HR into the visitor’s bullpen in leftfield to make the score 2-0.
Tanner Roark was not his sharpest and was fortunate to face a Marlins team with only two regular position players (Yelick and Bour) and gave up 1 run over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 16th win which was the Nationals 94th win of 2016.
Turner went 2-3 in the game with a single and his 13th HR of the season with his 32nd stolen base. Turner also had a walk and drove in his 39th RBI. Turner raised his batting average to .342 and his OPS to .936.
The Nationals handed out their Minor League awards to their most outstanding player which was awarded to Jose Marmalejos who has now won the award in two consecutive years. Pitcher of the Year was Reynaldo Lopez. The Bob Boone Award winner was Rafael Bautista, and the GCL most outstanding player was Juan Soto. Ted Lerner personally showed up on the field in the inclement weather to hand out the awards. Mr. Lerner is very fond of how the Nationals build from within.