BOSTON – Christian Arroyo hit a two-run single during a five-touchdown offense in the fourth inning, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of the poor Marlins defense to beat Miami 5-3 on Monday night for their fifth straight game. .
Alex Verdugo added an RBI double and two hits for the Red Sox, who were coming off sweeping a three-game series at Yankee Stadium for the first time since June 2011.
Starling Marte homered and had two singles for the Marlins, who left 14 runners on base for their ninth loss in their last 10 games.
At 37-23, the Red Sox are 14 games above .500, their best record of the season.
The Marlins completed a nine-game road trip in 11 days with just one win, with the first two of those losses coming at Fenway Park.
Monday’s meeting was to make up the May 30 meeting that was suspended due to rain.
Hirokazu Sawamura (2-0) retired four foes for the win, escaping a bases loaded situation with a strikeout to Jesús Aguilar. Adam Ottavino worked 1 1/3 inning for his third save of the season. After conceding a run, he grounded Jesús Aguilar with men on second and third for the last out.
In his major league debut, 27-year-old Zach Thompson took the backhand by allowing two runs in three innings of work.
For the Red Sox, Mexican Alex Verdugo 4-2 with an RBI. The Dominican Rafael Devers 4-1. The Venezuelan Marwin González 4-1. Puerto Rican Enrique Hernández 3-1 with a run scored.
For the Marlins, Starling Marte 4-3 with one RBI and one scored. The Venezuelan Jesús Aguilar 5-1. Puerto Rican Isán Díaz 4-2 with one produced and one scored. Colombian Jorge Alfaro 4-1 with an RBI.