Washington Nationals prized off-season acquisition starter Doug Fister made his first appearance of the spring and veteran first baseman Adam LaRoche homered as the Nats walked over the Miami Marlins 10-3 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera.
LaRoche homered in the fourth inning off Marlins lefty Brian Flynn. LaRoche hit .198/.254/.313 against left-handers in 2013.
Fister worked two innings, allowing a run on two soft hits. He walked one and struck out two. In the second inning, Derrick Deitrich doubled on a broken bat flare and came home on a bloop single to center by Reed Johnson.
The Nats worked over Miami’s bullpen in the middle innings. In the fifth, Jeff Kobernus tripled, scoring Nate McLouth, then scored on an Ian Desmond groundout.
Then in the seventh, a walk to Brock Peterson forced home Zach Walters (2-for-2). Matt Skole doubled to plate two, then Peterson scored on a sac fly by Michael Taylor.
Walters added a triple in the eighth inning, which scored Steven Souza.
Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI earlier in the game.
Prospect Sammy Solis threw two shutout innings, allowing two hits and no walks.
The Nats travel to Tampa on Monday to face the New York Yankees at 1:05 pm ET.