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Gonzalez shines as Nats blank Marlins

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Gio Gonzalez teamed up with four Washington relievers on a four-hit shutout as the Nationals opened a three- game series with the Miami Marlins by posting a 5-0 victory.

Gonzalez (2-0) yielded just three singles and a pair of walks while striking out five over six innings, with Jerry Blevins, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Aaron Barrett combining for three scoreless frames to finish off the win.

Anthony Rendon led Washington at the plate with two hits and three RBI, while Adam LaRoche went 3-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored.

Henderson Alvarez (0-2) was saddled with the loss after being reached for three runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings.

04/08 22:11:51 ET

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