Nationals lose at Marlins 5-3 to tighten NL wild-card race

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Nationals lose at Marlins 5-3 to tighten NL wild-card race
Nationals lose at Marlins 5-3 to tighten NL wild-card race

The Nationals blew a late two-run lead to lose, and less than an hour later, their advantage atop the NL wild-card race was gone, too. Three relievers each gave up an extra-base hit in a seventh-inning meltdown Sunday, and Washington's streak of 11 consecutive wins against the Miami Marlins ended with a 5-3 defeat. The Brewers (86-70) subsequently closed out a 4-3 victory over the Pirates to pull into a tie with the Nationals (85-69) at the top of the wild-card standings — Washington leads by one percentage point with two fewer games played. The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Cardinals and remained four games behind Washington and Milwaukee. "To bounce back after a tough loss is critical for us," Nationals

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