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Morrison, Stanton return but Nats top Marlins

Saturday - 3/31/2012, 7:16am  ET

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison returned to the lineup for the Florida Marlins, who lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday night.

Stanton, who had not played since March 11 because of wrist and knee injuries, went 0 for 2 with a walk. Morrison was out with troublesome knee since March 13. He had an RBI single in three at-bats.

Ian Desmond homered to left on the first pitch by Miami starter Josh Johnson. Johnson struck out nine in 5 2-3 innings.

Ross Detwiler made his first start of the spring for Washington and allowed one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out five. Detwiler threw 50 of 69 pitches for strikes.


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