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Marlins 16, Nationals 10

MIAMI — Nyjer Morgan charged the mound after a Marlins pitch sailed behind him, triggering a bench-clearing brawl Wednesday night during Florida's 16-10 win over the Nationals.

Morgan, recently suspended and criticized by his own manager for questionable acts on the field, on Tuesday left Florida catcher Brett Hayes with a separated shoulder after a home plate collision in the 10th inning.

On Wednesday, Chris Volstad hit Morgan with a pitch in the fourth. The leadoff man stole two bases with his Nationals trailing 14-3.

Volstad threw his first pitch of the sixth behind Morgan, setting off a wild scene. Morgan took a big swing that appeared to graze Volstad's face. Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez clothes-lined Morgan, knocking off his helmet and flattening him.

The teams piled up, and managers Jim Riggleman of the Nationals and Edwin Rodriguez of the Marlins jawed at each other.

Marlins 16

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Marlins 16, Nationals 10 09/02/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 3, 2010 5:17pm]
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