VIERA, Fla. -- Marlins starter Brad Hand went two innings, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts in a 10-3 loss to the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Doug Fister made a solid debut for the Nationals, who are now 3-0 under new manager Matt Williams.
The score was tied at 3-3 when Washington went ahead to stay in the fifth inning against right-hander Bryan Evans. Nate McLouth led off with a single and scored on a triple by Jeff Kobnerus. Ian Desmond followed with a groundout, but Kobernus scored on the play to make it 5-3.
Up next: The Marlins will return home to Roger Dean Stadium on Monday to host the Astros at 1:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Jacob Turner will see his first game action of the Grapefruit League schedule. The 22-year-old, who is likely to make Miami's starting rotation, is coming off a season in which he went 3-8 with a 3.74 ERA in 20 starts.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less