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Marlins pitchers shut down Nationals, spoil Haren's solid debut in 5-1 victory

  • Miami Marlins center fielder Gorkys Hernandez leaps near the wall to catch a fly ball hit by Washington Nationals' Zach Walters during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Miami Marlins center fielder Gorkys Hernandez leaps near the wall to catch a fly ball hit by Washington Nationals' Zach Walters during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Marlins' Donovan Solano (17) steals second base as Washington Nationals infielder Zach Walters, right, handles the throw during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Miami Marlins' Donovan Solano (17) steals second base as Washington Nationals infielder Zach Walters, right, handles the throw during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals infielder Steve Lombardozzi throws to first after fielding a ground ball hit by Miami Marlins' Gorkys Hernandez during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. Hernandez was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Washington Nationals infielder Steve Lombardozzi throws to first after fielding a ground ball hit by Miami Marlins' Gorkys Hernandez during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. Hernandez was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Dan Haren allowed a run over two sharp innings in his debut with the Washington Nationals, but the Nathan Eovaldi pitched two hitless innings in his first start to lead the Miami Marlins to a 5-1 victory on Wednesday.

NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper cooled off some, going 0 for 2 for the Nationals. He had three hits Tuesday and is 6 for 10 to start spring training.

Haren signed a one-year, $13 million contract this winter with the NL East champions. He allowed two hits, including a leadoff triple to top prospect Christian Yelich, and struck out three.

Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth and first basemen Adam LaRoche went a combined 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in their first outings.