The Miami Marlins overcame a six-run deficit to defeat the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Monday night at Marlins Park. It was the first game for the Fish of their final home stand prior to the 2017 All-Star Game.
Bryce Harper cracked a two-run homer to right-center field on a 3-2 pitch in the first inning to give Washington(42-28) a 2-0 lead. Anthony Rendon added a solo home run to center on a 2-1 count during the second.
The Nationals put up three more runs in the top of the third to make it 6-0. Daniel Murphy drove in Ryan Raburn with a double to right field. Michael A. Taylor followed with a base hit to center which brought in Murphy and Rendon.
In the bottom of the third inning, Miami(31-37) mounted a comeback as they compiled six runs to tie the contest 6-6. Derek Dietrich scored on a triple by J.T. Riddle to left-center field and Riddle scored on a ground out by Dee Gordon to short. Justin Bour later blasted a grand-slam homer to right field on a 2-2 count. Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna scored in front of him on the play.
The Nats regained the lead during the fifth inning. Stephen Drew knocked in Ryan Zimmerman with a double into left field.
The Marlins tied it again in the seventh on a solo home run by Stanton to right field on a 2-2 pitch. Miami won the game in the ninth inning with a walk-off single to left-center field by Ozuna that scored Gordon.