Miami wasted no time putting up a few runs, but it ultimately still didn't matter as they ended up losing 6-4 on Wednesday night. Washington answered by putting up a run in the second inning and then taking the lead with four more runs in the fourth inning. The Marlins were able to cut the deficit by a couple runs in the later innings, but it wasn't enough. Nationals starter Tanner Roark got the victory with a solid performance, giving up just two earned runs on three hits and fanned six batters.

Marlins can't complete comeback

Like the opening day, miami put up two runs to start things off again.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna was able to punch two in with a single. It could have been more, but first baseman Justin Bour was called out at third. After that, the Nationals scored six consecutive runs before the Marlins finally answered in the eighth inning.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto leads things off with a solo home run in the inning. Realmuto also brought in another run late in the ninth inning, but the team only had one out remaining and the next batter, Christian Yelch, struck out. Five runners were left in scoring position with two outs.

Nationals thrive on terrific fourth

Right fielder Bryce Harper started things off for Washington with a double that brought in center fielder Adam Eaton. Three more runs would score in the inning and that didn't even count the homer slammed by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the second inning.

Catcher Matt Wieters had the most overall production with three hits and driving in two RBIs. The entire team collected 11 hits, walked four times, and struck out just five times.

Zimmerman's lone hit was the HR and he accounted for two runs for the Nationals. He said after the game that the offense was already clicking very well: "We have a good group of hitters -- professional hitters who grind out at-bats.

One through eight is not easy for the other side. We feed off each other as well."

The series wraps up on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM Eastern time.

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