VIERA, Fla. – Doug Fister pitched 3 2-3 scoreless innings in only his second spring training start and Danny Espinosa hit two home runs, his second a game-ending shot that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 win over a Miami Marlins' split-squad Saturday.
Fister, who was diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow following his March 2 spring debut, struck out four and only allowed two hits. He has one more Grapefruit League start to make before it will be determined whether he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Marcel Ozuna hit solo homer off Nationals closer Rafael Soriano and drove in two runs for the Marlins. Donovan Solano also had two RBIs.
Espinosa's first home run came immediately after a solo shot by Adam LaRoche in the eighth inning.