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             === Marlins rip Nationals behind Koehler, Stanton ===
 
 Miami,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom  Koehler tossed seven scoreless innings,
 while  Giancarlo Stanton  finished 2-for-4 with a three-run blast and drove in
 five  runs as Miami  battered Washington, 11-2, in the middle test of a three-
 game series.
 
 Casey  McGehee added  three hits and two RBI, with Marcell Ozuna going 4-for-5
 with  a  run driven in and  three scored for the  Marlins, who shook off a 9-2
 loss in Monday's opener.
 
 "We  saw  the entire  team step up.  We feel like  our lineup  can do a lot of
 damage, and I think you saw that tonight," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
 
 Koehler  (2-1) issued  five walks,  but fanned  three and  allowed one  hit to
 complement an offense which set a new season high for runs scored.
 
 Zach  Walters  homered for the Nationals,  who have dropped four of their last
 five.
 
 Stephen  Strasburg (1-2)  exited after four full frames, having given up eight
 hits and six runs along with three walks and five strikeouts.
 
 "It  was one of  those days where it seemed like every pitch I threw, they hit
 it," Strasburg said.
 
 The Marlins made it a long night for Strasburg right from the start. Christian
 Yelich and Ozuna began the home first with singles and Stanton followed with a
 three-run blast.
 
 The  Marlins went  up 6-0 in the  second, as Adeiny Hechavarria led off with a
 triple  and scored on a one-out infield single from Ozuna. Later in the frame,
 as the bases were loaded with two down, McGehee added a two-run single.
 
 Miami greeted Craig Stammen in the fifth with five more runs.
 
 Derek  Dietrich  singled and  Hechavarria walked with  one down before Stammen
 airmailed  a throw on Koehler's attempted sacrifice which scored both runners.
 Koehler  ended up  being thrown out trying to reach third, but Yelich singled,
 Ozuna  singled  and Stanton doubled  home both for  a 10-0 game. Garrett Jones
 followed with an RBI base hit.
 
 Washington  managed to get on the board in the eighth. Bryce Harper hit a two-
 out  single,  moved up  on a  wild pitch and  scored on  a Steven Souza single
 compounded by an Ozuna throwing error.
 
 Walters  kicked off the ninth with a shot to right, his first career homer, to
 cap the scoring.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Stanton's  five RBI  tied a career high, which was first accomplished on Sept.
 30,  2010  against the Pirates ...  Yelich collected two hits and scored twice
 and  Stanton added three  runs scored ... Miami bested its previous high of 10
 runs,  which occurred  in a season-opening 10-1 victory over Colorado on March
 31.
 
 04/16 00:19:12 ET