MIAMI (AP) -- Adeiny Hechavarria ended the Marlins' nine-game home run drought with a three-run shot, and Miami beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night.
A throwing error by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman -- his fourth in five games -- preceded the homer and led to four unearned runs.
The Marlins (3-11) began the game with the worst record in the majors but broke out of an offensive slump in the fourth inning with four runs, more than they had scored in all but one game.
Hechavarria sent the Marlins Park home run sculpture swinging into action for the first time this season and ended a homer drought that had tied the 20-year-old franchise record.
Justin Ruggiano had two hits and three RBIs, Greg Dobbs contributed a bases-loaded walk and run-scoring single, and Juan Pierre totaled three hits and hiked his average to .222.
Alex Sanabia (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings, and two relievers completed an eight-hitter.
Dan Haren (1-2) gave up seven runs, three earn...