- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

VIERA, FLA. (AP) - Josh Johnson struck out seven in five innings and scored two runs, Emilio Bonifacio had two triple among his four hits and the Florida Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Wednesday night.

Johnson allowed one run on four hits while walking two and hitting one. He also had a double and walked, scoring both times.

Nationals second baseman Ronnie Belliard left the game in the fourth inning with a sprained left ankle. Lastings Milledge also was injured. He left in the ninth after bruising his left knee.

Nationals starter Scott Olsen, who pitched against his former team for the first time since being traded during the offseason, allowed four runs on five hits while striking out three, walking two and hitting Jeremy Hermida twice with pitches.



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