It was UM Night on Super Saturday at Sun Life Stadium, and after their third straight loss, the Marlins were looking to end the skid and get back to .500.
Chris Volstad was on the mound against Craig Stammen, and once again it was the Nationals who got on the board first, when Adam Dunn doubled off of Volstad in the second, and scored on a sac fly to make it 1-0.
The Marlins answered back in the third when Volstad helped his own cause with a single to lead off the inning, and scored from first on a double by Hanley Ramirez.
They added on in the fourth on a one-out single by John Baker, and Cody Ross drove him in with a double down the right field line. Cody advanced to third on the throw to the plate and scored when Nyjer Morgan made a great catch in shallow center to rob Gaby Sanchez of a single, but a horrible throw to the plate that skipped away to allowed Cody to score from third.
Craig Stammen’s night was over after four innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits before Taylor Walker replaced him on the mound.
Walker didn’t fare a whole lot better than Stammen.
Cameron Maybin led off the bottom of the fifth with a double, and Jorge Cantu hit a two-run homer to left field to give the Marlins a 5-1 lead.
Volstad got his second hit of the game, a single to open up the bottom of the seventh, and Hanley's two-run shot made it 7-1.
UM night or not, it was all about the "V" as Volstad tossed 114 pitches for his second career complete game. Chris allowed just one run on four hits, struck out eight, and behind his fantastic performance, the Marlins stopped the losing streak to even up the series.