Nats use same formula as last night to win: Pitching gem (Corbin) + 3-run HR (Adams)

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The Nationals were behind 1-0 until the sixth inning when Matt Adams connected for a 3-run blast to put the Nationals up 4-1, and Patrick Corbin cruised through seven innings, and turned the ball over to the bullpen. The Nats added three more runs in the ninth inning to get the score to 7-1, and manager Dave Martinez sat down his closer, Sean Doolitte, with the larger lead and warmed up Javy Guerra who loaded the bases and exited with a 7-2 lead. Things got real interesting when Doolittle took over as gave up a bases clearing triple, but then got the final out for a final score of 7-5.

The Nats rally started in the sixth inning by Trea Turner chased the Marlins rookie starter Zac Gallen  who exited with one run in and two men on-base. By the time he hit the showers, Matt Adams drove in the two inherited runners that Gallen left behind to stick 3 earnies on the youngster who looked so good for five innings. Turner got on-base four times in the game with two hits and two walks, and the Nats only had seven hits in the game. The offense made the most of their chances after hitting into some bad luck earlier in the game.

This series wraps up tomorrow with Stephen Strasburg for the Nats and Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins. The Nationals have now won seven of their last nine games, and twenty of their last twenty-nine games dating back to May 24th.

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