(1-0, 1-0 away)
(0-1, 0-1 home)
1:05 PM ET, April 2, 2007
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
• Summary: The Marlins' Fredi Gonzalez won his first game as a manager as the Marlins routed the Nationals thanks to big games from Miguel Cabrera (four RBIs) and Hanley Ramirez (four hits).
• Hero: Cabrera homered into the upper deck of RFK Stadium and drove in four runs for Florida.
• Figure this: Ramirez, the NL Rookie of the Year in 2006, tied his career high with four hits -- two doubles and two singles. He also stole two bases.
• Quotable: "We're tied for second, with the rest of the league who lost today. It's just one game," Nationals manager Manny Acta on his big-league debut.
• Elias Says: Manny Acta and Gonzalez made their managerial debuts when the Nationals hosted the Marlins. Over the last 20 years, there were only three other games in which both managers debuted.
--ESPN.com news services
Marlins 9, Nationals 2
De Aza wore No. 7, the first Marlins position player with that number since Ivan Rodriguez in 2003. ... It was the first Opening Day game in Washington since 1971. The Senators left for Texas at the end of that season, and baseball didn't return to the city until the Montreal Expos moved in 2005. The Nationals began the past two seasons on the road.
Regular Season Series
|Washington leads 10-8 (as of Mon 4/2)|
|» Mon 4/2||FLA 9, @WAS 2||Box Score|
|Tue 4/3||FLA 9, @WAS 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/4||@WAS 7, FLA 6||Recap|
|Fri 4/20||WAS 6, @FLA 5||Recap|
|Sat 4/21||@FLA 9, WAS 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/22||@FLA 12, WAS 6||Recap|
|Fri 5/11||@WAS 6, FLA 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/12||@WAS 7, FLA 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/13||@WAS 6, FLA 4||Recap|
|Fri 7/13||WAS 14, @FLA 10||Recap|
|Sat 7/14||@FLA 5, WAS 2||Recap|
|Sun 7/15||@FLA 5, WAS 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/3||@WAS 6, FLA 3||Recap|
|Tue 9/4||@WAS 4, FLA 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/5||@WAS 6, FLA 4||Recap|
|Mon 9/10||WAS 5, @FLA 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||@FLA 13, WAS 8||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@FLA 5, WAS 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Nationals|
|FLA||1st||M Jacobs singled to left, H Ramirez scored, M Cabrera to second.||1||0|
|FLA||2nd||M Cabrera hit a ground rule double to deep center, M Olivo and H Ramirez scored, D Uggla to third.||3||0|
|FLA||4th||H Ramirez singled to left, A De Aza scored.||4||0|
|FLA||4th||M Cabrera homered to left, H Ramirez scored.||6||0|
|4th||B Schneider hit sacrifice fly to left, A Kearns scored.||6||1|
|FLA||6th||J Borchard walked, H Ramirez scored, M Cabrera to third, M Jacobs to second.||7||1|
|6th||D Young doubled to deep right, R Zimmerman scored, A Kearns to third.||7||2|
|FLA||7th||A Boone hit sacrifice fly to left, A De Aza scored.||8||2|
|FLA||7th||D Uggla homered to left center.||9||2|
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|Stadium||RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.|
|Attendance||40,389 (97.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Reilly, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - James Hoye|