MIAMI (AP) -- Denard Span had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-out RBI double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 Sunday.
Span was dropped from the top spot in the order for the first time this season, and he responded with three hits in the No. 7 position. He snapped a 1-for-20 slump with a two-out RBI double in the second inning, and singled in the fourth.
The defending NL East-champion Nationals averted a series sweep and snapped a three-game losing streak. They went 2-4 on their trip and head into the All-Star break 48-47. On Friday, they begin their longest homestand of the season -- 11 games.
The Nationals won despite going 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and hit .087 (4 for 46) in those situations during their trip. They had four hits without scoring in the fourth inning, when right fielder Giancarlo Stanton threw out two baserunners.
Bryce Harper replaced Span in the leadoff spot, batting there for the first time i...