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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Josh Johnson tossed 8 2/3 outstanding innings on Friday, outdueling Gio Gonzalez in the process, as the Miami Marlins took down the Washington Nationals, 5-2, to earn a split of a doubleheader at Nationals Park.

Johnson (7-7) threw 76 of his 115 pitches for strikes, allowed two runs and scattered five hits to go with nine strikeouts and no walks. He also had two hits at the plate in the victory. Steve Cishek got the last out to record his sixth save of the season.

Carlos Lee knocked in three runs and Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored to extend his career-best hitting streak to 22 games. Greg Dobbs added an RBI base hit for the Marlins, who snapped a two-game skid.

Ryan Zimmerman drove in the only run for the division-leading Nationals, who took the opener, 7-4, on the strength of a three-hit game from Adam LaRoche and a strong performance on the mound from John Lannan.

Gonzalez (13-6) took the loss after allowing four runs on nine hits over eight innings. He fanned 10 and did not issue a walk.

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