This being a Nationals home game against the Marlins, things were going to be closer than they would have liked. But in the end on Sunday, the Nationals hung on for a 4-3 win over the Marlins.
Chien-Ming Wang gave up a two-run homer to Brett Hayes in the seventh inning, but had his longest start since June 10, 2008, allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings. That was enough to get the ball to Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, who worked a perfect ninth inning for his 38th save of the season.
Chris Marrero drove in a pair of runs in the win with a sacrifice fly and a single. The Nationals improved to 72-79, beating the Marlins for just the second time this year at home.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.