Miami, FL (AP) - Anibal Sanchez allowed only an unearned run in seven innings to remain unbeaten in 19 starts against Washington, and the Miami Marlins beat the Nationals 3-1 Tuesday night to break the franchise record for victories in a month.
The Marlins are 20-8 since May 1, best in the majors, and they're six games above .500 for the first time since last June 4.
Greg Dobbs, pinch-hitting for Sanchez, drove in the run that put Miami ahead to stay with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Hanley Ramirez hit his eighth homer leading off the eighth.
Sanchez (3-3) allowed only three hits and one walk and lowered his ERA to 2.56.
Edwin Jackson (1-3) allowed only two runs, one earned, in 6 2-3 innings.