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Washington Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with Miami in Marlins Park; Davey Martinez talks Wilmer Difo + more...

Washington won its second straight from the Marlins in Miami and the Nationals won their tenth straight from the Fish going back to last season. Will they make it 3/11 today?

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Wilmer Difo homered to tie things up at 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning yesterday, his 3rd of 2018, but the Miami Marlins rallied against Washington Nationals’ lefty Tim Collins, with a leadoff single by Cameron Maybin and a one-out double by J.T. Realmuto putting runners on second and third in the bottom of the inning.

Justin Bour stepped in next and hit an 0-2 curve from Collins towards first base, a one-hop liner that Mark Reynolds picked before firing a strike to the plate.

Cameron Maybin was a step late, and Pedro Severino applied the tag for the second out of the inning, before Justin Miller came on and struck Starlin Castro out to end the threat.

Mark Reynolds stepped in against Brad Ziegler in the first at bat of the ninth, and sent a go-ahead home run out to left on a 3-1 fastball up in the zone.

“3-1, I knew he didn’t want to walk me, put the leadoff guy on base,” Reynolds told MASN’s Dan Kolko after what ended up a 4-1 win. “I was looking for something up, and he threw it there for me.”

“He’s a baseball player, you know, really is” Davey Martinez told reporters, who asked about what Reynolds brings to the team. “He plays the game the right way. He does a lot of good things, and like I said before, I’m really happy to have him.”

It was Reynolds’ 5th home run in nine games, leaving him tied with Ryan Zimmerman for the fourth-most on the Nats, behind only Trea Turner (6), Matt Adams (12), and Bryce Harper (15), who currently leads the National League.

Adams and Reynolds, who are sharing duties at first while Zimmerman in the DL, are going to leave Martinez with some tough choices at some point in the future, but for now he likes what he’s getting from his first basemen.

“On any given day those guys can win ballgames for you,” Martinez said. “You saw it today, you saw it with Adams yesterday, those guys have been huge for us and I love having them both.

“They’re both truly professionals, great teammates, I know their teammates love them and they’re full of energy, so they bring a lot to us.”

Speaking of energy? Wilmer Difo is the one who got everything started with his solo shot off the left field foul pole after Marlins’ lefty Wei-Yin Chen tossed 7 13 scoreless to start the day.

“The home run by Difo to tie the game, that was a big moment, and big hit for him, and he uplifted our team,” Martinez said, “... and Collins coming in and Justin Miller coming in and striking out a really good hitter, so we gained momentum there.

“Then all of a sudden here we go, Mark Reynolds comes up and gives us a blast and we got going.”

Difo’s energy is contagious, but Martinez said it’s sometimes dangerous to be near the infielder after a big hit.

“You’ve got to be careful too, because he hits your hand really hard coming down that step, but yeah, he excites everybody in the dugout. He’s just full of energy.”

Difo and Adams are back in there today against Miami righty Elieser Hernandez in the finale with the Marlins, which starts at 1:10 PM.