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“We got a couple runs early and that takes a lot of weight off your shoulders,” Roark said. “I keep going at guys, keep attacking, (I’m thinking) don’t give into anybody.”

Washington manager Davey Johnson was thrilled with Roark’s performance in combination with the club’s ability to put up some good numbers offensively.

“The story really was Roark. He really pitched a great game,” Johnson said. “It’s one thing to have great stuff, but he has great command. He throws it like Satchel Paige.”

Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton is scheduled to be evaluated Sunday after leaving the game as a precautionary measure in the seventh inning with a sore ankle. He is listed day to day.

Miami scored in the seventh on consecutive RBI singles by Hechavarria and Mathis.