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Marlins 7, Nationals 0

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MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison each homered and combined for five RBIs and Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings for the Miami Marlins in a 7-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Stanton hit his 19th home run of the season in the eighth inning and had a two-run single in the first.

Morrison's two-run homer to right-center field in the third was estimated at 484 feet, which is the longest in Marlins Park history.

Fernandez (11-6) allowed one hit, a slow roller up the third base line in the sixth, and struck out nine. He walked two while improving to 8-0 at home.

Fernandez is expected to make one more start on Wednesday before being shut down for the season. He is 4 1/3 innings from the club's 170-inning limit for him this year.

Fernandez retired the first 14 batters he faced before walking Adam LaRoche in the fifth. Zach Walters broke up his no-hit bid in the sixth with a one-out infield single that third baseman Placido Polanco did not have a chance to throw him out.

The Marlins added runs on Christian Yelich's grounder in the sixth and Stanton's home run in the eighth to make it 7-0.

Dan Haren (8-13) allowed five runs in three innings and was shaky to start the game. He issued a leadoff double to Chris Coghlan and then walked Donovan Solano. Yelich singled to load the bases. Stanton hit a two-run single up the middle to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Two batters later, Polanco hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Yelich, for the 3-0 advantage.

After retiring the Marlins in order in the second, Haren battled command issues again in the third, walking Stanton before issuing a two-run homer to Morrison. The deep blast was Morrison's sixth homer of the year and the second in as many games.

With a 5-0 lead, Fernandez continued to cruise but received a great defensive effort from shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who made a backhanded grab and threw out Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth.

Miami loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth against Fernando Abad, who was able to get out of the jam by striking out Stanton and Morrison.

NOTES: Washington CF Denard Span (groin) was a late scratch from the lineup and was replaced by Corey Brown. ... Nationals RHP Ross Detwiler (back) made the trip to Miami and is expected to have a bullpen session sometime this weekend. Manager Davey Johnson would like to get Detwiler back on the mound before the season ends.
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