The Washington Nationals rallied from a 4-0 deficit to upend the Florida Marlin 6-4 and snap a 10 gaming losing streak, dating back to last season, to the Marlins. A 6 run 8th inning capped off by a 2 run homer by Adam Dunn, his 28th of the season.
Ronnie Belliard started the rally off with a two run double, knocking in Willie Harris and Alberto Gonzales.
The win was the third in the row by the Nationals, winners of 6 of their last 10. Nyger Morgan grounded out to second, but was good enough to drive in Will Nieves and moving Belliard to third. Christian Guzman extended the rally knocking in Belliard and was followed by the Dunn blast.
Starter JD Martin lasted only 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, struggling for control. Ron Villone grabbed the win to improve to 4-5 and Mike MacDougal picked up his third consecutive save, his 9t of the season.
The win tonight was the third straight for the Nationals. The Nationals are 9-11 under Interim Manager Jim Riggleman, although not that impressive, it is a drastic improvement to the pre-Riggleman season.