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MLB: Miami 5, Washington 3

May 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, May 30 (UPI) -- John Buck's infield single drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning Wednesday and the Miami Marlins went on to finish off a sweep of Washington 5-3.

Miami has won five out of six and put together a 21-8 record in May.

Hanley Ramirez led off the fifth with a double in a 3-3 game and the Marlins eventually loaded the bases when Giancarlo Stanton was hit by a pitch and Bryan Petersen drew a walk.

Buck then beat out the infield grounder to bring home Ramirez. Stanton, who drove in a run with a single in the first, also had solo homer in the seventh for some insurance.

Josh Johnson (3-3) gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out five in six innings to get the win. He also singled in a run in the fourth.

The loss went to starter Chien-Ming Wang (1-1), who surrendered four runs on seven hits in four-plus frames.

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