The Washington Nationals have put two runs across the plate and pitcher Jordan Zimmermann held off the Florida Marlins with a one-hitter for four innings in the first game of a three game series at Sun Life Stadium. The Nationals lead 2-1 going into the sixth inning.
Zimmermann was superb through four giving up only one hit, but he hit a rough patch in the fifth when he allowed two Marlins to get on second and third base with no outs. Omar Infante hit a sac fly to score a run, but Zimmermann got out of the inning without further damage after Ivan Rodriguez and Alex Cora caught John Buck stealing. Zimmermann then struck out Ricky Nolasco for the third out.
His support has come from centerfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. and shortstop Ian Desmond. Hairston Jr. hit a RBI double in the second inning to score Ivan Rodriguez and Desmond brought in Adam LaRoche on a sac fly in the fourth. The Nats are outhitting the Marlins with four hits to their one and the Marlins have had one error while the Nationals have had none.