MLB: Florida 4, Washington 1 (13 inn.)

Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Donnie Murphy hit a two-run homer in a three-run 13th inning Saturday, giving Florida a 4-1 victory over Washington.

The score had been tied at 1-1 since the fifth inning when the Marlins finally broke through against Collin Balester (1-4).

John Buck singled to open the 13th and gave way to pinch-runner Brett Hayes. After Greg Dobbs struck out, Murphy drove a 1-1 pitch over the wall in left-center. It was the first home run of the season for Murphy, who has only 14 of them during seven seasons of limited action.

After Murphy's blast, Omar Infante delivered a two-out single and scored the third run of the inning on a double by Mike Stanton.

Clay Hensley (5-6) struck out the side in the 12th to get the win and Leo Nunez worked a perfect 13th for his 36th save.

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