MIAMI - Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to pitch seven innings Monday night and lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins, who endured their eighth loss in a row.

Bryce Harper had two doubles and an RBI triple for Washington. He has batted .520 over his last seven games to boost his average to .348.

Catcher Sandy Leon hit his first career home run. Tyler Moore also homered and had an RBI single. Anthony Rendon drove in three runs with a double and a triple, and Danny Espinosa doubled and tripled for two of the Nationals' 11 extra-base hits.

Zimmermann (1-0), who lasted only 12/3 innings when he gave up five runs against Miami last week, became the first Nationals starter this season to go seven innings. He allowed two runs, struck out seven, and lowered his ERA from 8.10 to 5.27.

The righthander tied the Nationals record of 44 career wins set by Livan Hernandez.

Zimmermann also had two of the Nationals' season-high 16 hits.

Nationals 9, Marlins 2

Washington 131 000 400 – 9 16 0

Miami 010 001 000 – 2 8 1

Washington AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Rendon 3b 5   0   2   3   0   0   .346

Frandsen lf 4   0   0   0   1   1   .368

Werth rf 5   1   1   0   0   1   .319

Harper cf 4   1   3   1   0   0   .348

Souza cf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Desmond ss 5   1   1   0   0   2   .231

T.Moore 1b 5   1   3   2   0   0   .375

Espinosa 2b 4   2   2   1   0   1   .346

Leon c 5   2   2   2   0   1   .150

Zimmermann p 3   1   2   0   0   1   .500

Treinen p 1   0   0   0   0   1   .000

Totals 42   9   16   9   1   8   

Miami AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Yelich cf 4   0   2   0   0   1   .302

Dietrich 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .300

Stanton rf 4   0   2   0   0   2   .305

G.Jones 1b 3   1   1   1   1   2   .231

McGehee 3b 3   0   0   0   0   2   .280

Caminero p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

a-Dobbs ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .111

Cishek p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Saltalamacchia c 3   1   1   0   1   0   .282

R.Johnson lf 4   0   1   1   0   0   .214

Hechavarria ss 4   0   0   0   0   0   .327

Hand p 1   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Slowey p 1   0   0   0   0   1   .000

Je.Baker 3b 2   0   0   0   0   1   .107

Totals 34   2   8   2   2   10   

a-struck out for Caminero in the 8th. E: G.Jones (2). LOB: Washington 9, Miami 7. 2B: Rendon (5), Werth (3), Harper 2 (3), T.Moore (1), Espinosa (4), Stanton (4), Saltalamacchia (4). 3B: Rendon (2), Harper (1), Espinosa (1). HR: T.Moore (1), off Hand; Leon (1), off Slowey; G.Jones (2), off Zimmermann. RBIs: Rendon 3 (12), Harper (5), T.Moore 2 (2), Espinosa (1), Leon 2 (3), G.Jones (7), R.Johnson (2). S: Zimmermann. RLSP: Washington 6 (Desmond, Harper, Zimmermann, Leon, Frandsen, Treinen); Miami 4 (G.Jones, R.Johnson, Saltalamacchia 2). RISP: Washington 4 for 17; Miami 1 for 7. RA: Desmond, Leon. DP: Washington 1 (Espinosa, T.Moore).

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Zmrmann (W 1-0) 7   6   2   2   1   7   93   5.27

Treinen 2   2   0   0   1   3   33   0.00

Miami IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hand (L 0-1) 3   8   5   5   1   2   62   6.35

Slowey 32/3   7   4   4   0   1   58   4.38

Caminero 11/3   0   0   0   0   3   19   13.50

Cishek 1   1   0   0   0   2   15   0.00

IR-S: Caminero 1-0. HBP: by Slowey (Espinosa). WP: Zimmermann. PB–Leon. Umpires: Home, Joe West; first, Marty Foster; second, Clint Fagan; third, Rob Drake.

T: 2:56. A: 18,788 (37,442).