Miami Marlins and Sandy Alcantara beat Nationals and Scherzer to open doubleheader
Miami Marlins and Sandy Alcantara beat Nationals and Scherzer to open doubleheader

MIAMI — Sandy Alcantara knew the task at hand. He was taking the ball in the first game of the Miami Marlins’ doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Marlins Park. He was going opposite of Max Scherzer in a contest that could impact the Marlins’ playoff hopes.“We’ve got to do a great job. Me too,” Alcantara said Saturday. “We’re going to be fighting. He doesn’t want a loss. I don’t want a loss. I’ll go on the mound and give my 100 percent. That’s what I’m going to have to do.”Alcantara did his part. He fired off six innings of one-run ball, limiting damage in both the fifth…

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