The Miami Marlins couldn't complete a ninth inning comeback against Drew Storen and saw their six game winning streak end with a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
Giancarlo Stanton homered to right field and Adeiny Hechavarria hit a double down the right field line to make it a 4-3 game before Reed Johnson grounded out to end the game with the tying run in scoring position and the winning run at first base.
An Anthony Rendon RBI double against Brad Hand in the first gave the Nationals a 1-0 edge, but Jordany Valdespin tied the game at one with a home run to right field against Washington starter Tanner Roark.
Hand lasted seven innings, allowing three runs while walking and striking out a pair.
A three run top of the eighth for the Nationals, punctuated by an Ian Desmond two-RBI double, gave Washington a lead that would not be lost.
A.J. Ramos gave up a run in relief, and Dan Jennings tossed a scoreless inning of his own.
Miami begins a four game series with the Reds on Thursday night at Marlins Park.
Hero of The Game: Jordany Valdespin (+.093 WPA)
Goat of The Game: A.J. Ramos (-.169 WPA)
Play of The Game: Ian Desmond doubled in the eighth, allowing Denard Span and Adam LaRoche to score. (+.158 WPA)