Goodwin's homer in 8th lifts Nationals over Marlins 3-2

Brian Goodwin had two hits, including a home run leading off the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Thursday night.

Goodwin broke a 2-2 tie when he connected on a 1-0 fastball from Junichi Tazawa (1-2) for his 13th homer of the season and second RBI of the night.

Ryan Madson (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Sean Doolittle worked around a one-out double by Miguel Rojas in the ninth for his seventh save since coming to Washington.

Andrew Stevenson made a diving catch along the left field foul line with a runner on third to save a hit for the game's final out.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his Major League-leading 39th home run of the season for the Marlins.

Washington took three of four in the series and leads second-place Miami by 15 games in the NL East.

© 2017 Associated Press


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