MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner hit two solo homers, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night.
Washington had dropped four of six. It began the day with a one-game lead over Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings.
The Marlins became the third team to lose 100 games this season, joining the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers. Miami also had 100-loss seasons in 1998 and 2013.
Before the game, the Marlins announced manager Don Mattingly had agreed to a two-year contract extension. Mattingly was in the final year of a four-year contract.
The Nationals grabbed the lead for good on Asdrúbal Cabrera’s three-run homer off Robert Dugger (0-3) in the fourth inning.
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