WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Michael Stanton opened the scoring with a two-run homer Thursday and Ricky Nolasco struck out eight over six innings in Florida's 5-0 win over Washington.
Stanton's homer came in the second inning and the Marlins then relied on an outstanding pitching performance to win their fourth straight. Nolasco (13-8) allowed all six Washington hits and walked two while throwing 106 pitches.
Livan Hernandez (8-8) was charged with the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
The Nationals have dropped five in a row.