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Desmond, Nationals edge Marlins

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Ian Desmond's go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins in the middle test of a three-game set.

Washington starter Stephen Strasburg tossed two scoreless innings before being replaced by Craig Stammen following a 72-minute rain delay.

Jayson Werth smacked a solo homer for Washington, which has won seven of its last eight games.

Jeff Mathis and Giancarlo Stanton cracked solo shots for the Marlins, who have dropped seven of their last eight contests.

08/28 23:43:03 ET