Marlins 6, Nats 2: Another misplay opens the floodgates

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GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Losers of four straight and in danger of a sweep in Miami, the Nationals desperately needed a good, all-around performance this afternoon. They’re still searching for one after another poorly played ballgame, in every facet.

On the mound, Gio Gonzalez was roughed up for six runs over five erratic innings. In the field, the Nats botched a routine rundown play that set the stage for Adeiny Hechavarria’s game-changing, 3-run triple in the fourth. And at the plate, this struggling lineup was held in check by old friend Dan Haren and his high-80s fastball.

The end result was a fifth straight loss and more reason to be concerned about this team’s overall status. At 7-12, the Nationals have one of the worst records in baseball, a fact that seemed virtually implausible not long ago. And at the moment, they’re not doing anything particularly well.

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