Quebec’s Charles Leblanc does everything possible to persuade the Marlins to make him a regular. Miami had two hits in Saturday’s 5-3 defeat to the Nationals in Washington.
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Set aside the day before, Lavallois sent a clear message from the initial attack to Marlins manager Don Mattingly. The first striker sent to attack, chose right field before Leblanc stole second base. However, he was ejected from the game after three teammates who replaced him kicked the balls.
Leblanc added to this by hitting a safe spot in midfield in the third inning, reaching first base. But a few seconds later, he fell victim to a double game.
The Marlins took eight hits to six of the Nationals but lacked timing. Jerar Encarnacion drove two runs with his arms stretched in the fourth inning, and Brian Anderson scored the only other run for his team in a productive single.
After a bad start from Erick Fedde, the Nationals relievers offered only one hit in the final five halves of the game. Hunter Harvey (2-1) added the win to his record.
The host was carried by the long ball. Lane Thomas, Luke Voit, Victor Robles, and Alex Call all hit a solo homer.
Jeff Brigham (0-1) suffered a loss and allowed long balls from Voit and Robles.
Red Sox humiliated at home
It was a long night at Fenway Park for Boston Red Sox fans who saw their favorites lose 9-0 to the Kansas City Royals.
Brady Singer (9-4) left nothing for the home hitters, while Rich Hill (7-7) was bullied by the Missouri team.
The Red Sox starting pitcher allowed eight innings and four earned runs in the fours and threes. It failed to include MJ Melendez, Salvador Perez, and Bobby Witt, who all scored prolific singles goals, as well as Vinnie Pasquantino, who hit one-shot doubles.
Melendez showed no mercy to the opposing artillery. He took three hits, drove two times, and crossed the plate four times. Pasquantino (three hits, three RBIs) and Witt (two hits, two RBIs) also gave Alex Cora’s men a headache.