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Marlins race past Nationals
Ramirez shows the way
Fueled by leadoff man Hanley Ramirez's four hits, the Marlins had plenty of offense to back Dontrelle Willis' Opening Day effort at RFK Stadium. Ramirez scored four times and stole two bases; Miguel Cabrera homered and had four RBIs. Willis gave up one run over six innings.
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Marlins 9, Nationals 2
Miguel Cabrera (right) hit a home run that landed in the upper deck in the fourth. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Series at a glance:
Patterson roughed up
Dmitri Young doubled in a run in the sixth inning as the Nats tried to recover from an early deficit, but Florida's Dontrelle Willis quieted the storm. Washington starter John Patterson labored early and was forced out in the fourth inning after 80 pitches.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
FLA
Florida (1-0)
Won 1
Florida 9, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (0-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
1 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 0   9 13 0
Washington
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Nationals Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS6441000.667
Uggla, 2B4111203.250
Cabrera, 3B4134201.750
Jacobs, 1B4011103.250
Willingham, LF5000015.000
Borchard, RF3001212.000
Olivo, C5120024.400
De Aza, CF4220102.500
Willis, P1000002.000
  a-Boone, PH0001000.000
  Messenger, P0000000.000
  Owens, P0000000.000
  b-Wood, PH1000000.000
  Julio, P0000000.000
Totals3791398422 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Willis in the 7th. b-Popped out for Owens in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez 2 (2, Patterson, Speigner), Cabrera (1, Patterson).
3B: De Aza (1, Bowie).
HR: Cabrera (1, 4th inning off Patterson, 1 on, 2 out), Uggla (1, 7th inning off Bowie, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez 6; Uggla 4; Cabrera 7; Jacobs; Olivo 2; De Aza 4.
RBI: Jacobs (1), Cabrera 4 (4), Ramirez (1), Borchard (1), Boone (1), Uggla (1).
2-out RBI: Cabrera 4; Borchard; Uggla.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Borchard; Jacobs 2; Willis; Olivo 2.
S: Willis 2.
SF: Boone.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez 2 (2, 2nd base off Patterson/Schneider, 3rd base off Patterson/Schneider).

FIELDING
PB: Olivo (1).
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Jacobs, Uggla-Ramirez-Jacobs).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, F, 2B4010010.250
Guzman, SS3000001.000
  Wilson, J, SS1000000.000
Zimmerman, 3B4120001.500
Kearns, RF4110011.250
Young, 1B4021000.500
Schneider, C3001002.000
Church, LF-CF2000203.000
Logan, CF10100001.000
  Snelling, LF3000004.000
Patterson, P1000012.000
  Speigner, P1000010.000
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  a-Fick, PH1000000.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
Totals322722414 

a-Flied out for Bowie in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young 2 (2, Willis, Willis).
3B: Zimmerman (1, Willis).
TB: Lopez, F; Zimmerman 4; Kearns; Young 4; Logan.
RBI: Schneider (1), Young (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns; Patterson; Snelling 3.
SF: Schneider.
GIDP: Zimmerman; Snelling.
Team LOB: 6.

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Willis (W, 1-0)6.07211301.50
Messenger 1.00000100.00
Owens 1.00000000.00
Julio 1.00001000.00
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patterson (L, 0-1)3.276632114.73
Speigner 2.13113103.86
Bowie 1.032200118.00
Colome 2.00002100.00

WP: Patterson.
Pitches-strikes: Willis 100-68, Messenger 16-10, Owens 7-6, Julio 13-5, Patterson 80-47, Speigner 41-19, Bowie 18-13, Colome 30-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Willis 9-7, Messenger 0-2, Owens 3-0, Julio 2-1, Patterson 4-5, Speigner 3-3, Bowie 2-1, Colome 2-3.
Batters faced: Willis 26, Messenger 3, Owens 3, Julio 3, Patterson 21, Speigner 13, Bowie 6, Colome 8.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 40,389.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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