Marlins touch up Nats’ Zimmermann for 8 runs in 8-0 romp

By CHUCK KING
Associated press

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Mike Morse had a three-run shot as the Miami Marlins roughed up Jordan Zimmermann in an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Morse connected in the first and Stanton sent a drive onto the roof of the Marlins’ clubhouse beyond the left field wall in the second as Miami opened an early 7-0 lead in its final Grape Fruit League game.

“I felt fine,” said Zimmermann. “Location was the issue today. I feel good. I’m ready to go. It just wasn’t a good day, today. I’m glad it happened now and not during the season.”

Morse’s homer was his fifth of the spring. Stanton has four.

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