GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Desperate to close out a rough road trip on a high note, the Nationals found themselves in a familiar position tonight: Trailing early. Derek Dietrich's fourth-inning homer off Tanner Roark left the Nationals in a 3-0 hole and surely left some wondering whether this would continue to spiral downward as several other games have in the last week.

But after they were stymied for five innings by Jose Fernandez, the Nationals' depleted finally came to life in the sixth. Jayson Werth's three-run homer tied the game and reinvigorated the dugout. Zach Walters' second homer in as many nights then gave them the lead in the eighth, with Ian Desmond tacking on a couple of insurance runs shortly after.

Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano closed things out and secured a series victory for the Nationals in Miami, sending them home with a 2-4 record on this road trip and surely looking for better days ahead with an 11-game homestand next on the docket.

HITTING HIGHLIGHT: The Nationals had nothing to show for their first five innings against Fernandez, but they did consistently make solid contact against the young Marlins ace. You had to wonder if eventually those hard-hit balls would fall in, and sure enough they did in the sixth. None, of course, was hit harder than Werth's three-run blast to right-center. It was the latest in a string of clutch home runs by the veteran slugger, who since late-2012 has truly established himself as the guy the Nationals turn to when they need to be saved late.