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Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Marquis is trusting his defense by putting the ball over the plate more these days. It worked in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, 8-4. "I feel a lot more relaxed," he said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Marquis is trusting his defense by putting the ball over the plate more these days. It worked in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, 8-4. "I feel a lot more relaxed," he said.

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