Howie Kendrick hit his eighth homer, drove in three runs and finished with three hits as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-6 on Sunday.

Brian Dozier doubled in two during Washington’s four-run rally with two outs in Caleb Smith’s third and final inning, his shortest outing of the year.

The Nationals have won the first three games against NL-worst Miami in a four-game series that wraps Monday. They entered on a five-game losing streak.

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22), center fielder Victor Robles (16) and center fielder Michael A. Taylor (3) celebrate their win over the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22), center fielder Victor Robles (16) and center fielder Michael A. Taylor (3) celebrate their win over the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Erick Fedde (1-0) worked five scoreless innings in his second start in place of injured Anibal Sanchez for his first win since Sept. 11 last year.

Juan Soto drew a key walk during the third-inning rally against Smith (3-2). Soto added a sacrifice fly off reliever Wei-Yin Chen during a four-run sixth that followed a 24-minute rain delay, and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an eighth-inning single.

Kendrick hit a solo homer in the second to open the scoring.

Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2) is congratulated by bench coach Chip Hale (12), shortstop Trea Turner (7) and manager Dave Martinez (4) as he returns to the dugout after scoring in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. Eaton and Anthony Rendon (6) scored after Howie Kendrick (47) singled to center. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Nationals’ Adam Eaton (2) is congratulated by bench coach Chip Hale (12), shortstop Trea Turner (7) and manager Dave Martinez (4) as he returns to the dugout after scoring in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. Eaton and Anthony Rendon (6) scored after Howie Kendrick (47) singled to center. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

It was still a 1-0 game when Soto fought back from an 0-2 hole against Smith to load the bases with a walk. Kendrick followed with a two-run single, and Dozier’s double off the out-of-town scoreboard knocked in two more.

The rally came after Fedde escaped a bases-loaded jam unscathed in the top half, striking out Walker on a 2-2 curveball.

Fedde also encountered some trouble in the fifth, walking Harold Ramirez with his 82nd pitch to put runners on first and second. After a mound conference, Brian Anderson flied out to end the inning.

Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) crosses home base to score past Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (38) in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) crosses home base to score past Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (38) in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Michael A. Taylor had an RBI double in the sixth and Anthony Rendon added a two-run triple. Soto’s sacrifice fly made it 9-0.

Neil Walker hit an eighth-inning homer off Javy Guerra to make it 9-2 and added an RBI single off Wander Suero in the ninth after Anderson’s three-run double chased James Bourque from his big league debut.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde (23) winds up a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde (23) winds up a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Marlins: OF Garrett Cooper was held out of the starting lineup. “It’s just a day for Coop,” manager Don Mattingly said. “He looked a little beat up yesterday.” Cooper had played in 11 consecutive games after coming off the injured list (calf) on April 30.

Nationals: Manager Dave Martinez said he’d like to see RHP Trevor Rosenthal (viral infection) throw on back-to-back days before making a return to the majors. Rosenthal is scheduled to pitch Monday for Double-A Harrisburg after throwing a scoreless inning Saturday.

UP NEXT

Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick (47) rounds third as he heads home to score after hitting a homer against the Miami Marlins in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Nationals’ Howie Kendrick (47) rounds third as he heads home to score after hitting a homer against the Miami Marlins in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (2-6, 4.30 ERA) starts Monday’s series finale. He has won three consecutive starts against Washington and has a 2.80 ERA over 45 innings during his last seven outings.

Nationals: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.41) makes his final start of a frustrating month. He has a 2.53 ERA in five outings this month, but has won only one of his three decisions.

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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith winds up against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith winds up against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)