BOSTON – Alex Verdugo hit a three-run homer, JD Martinez drove in another pair with a double, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night in a game that ended after five innings. and two thirds, from the rain.
A drizzle at the beginning of the match deepened until it became a torrential rain that left puddles in the infield, despite the efforts of the maintenance crew to dry the ground.
Drenched, Adam Ottavino tried his best to get through the sixth inning, before the umpires finally called off hostilities. After an hour and 25 minute interruption, the game was over and Ottavino was credited with his second save.
It was the second game in a row the Red Sox have had to wait during an interruption. Wednesday’s game in Boston against the Atlanta Braves was called off almost three hours before the Red Sox won 9-5 in the early hours of the morning.
Venezuelan Martín Pérez (3-2) solved five innings and took the victory. The loser was rookie Cody Poteet (2-1).
For the Marlins, the Dominicans Starlin Marte 3-1, José Devers 2-0. Venezuelans Jesús Aguilar 3-0, Sandy León 2-1. Colombian Jorge Alfaro 2-1 with one scored and two RBIs. Puerto Rican Isan Díaz 3-0.
For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Kiké Hernández 2-0 with a run scored, Christian Vázquez 2-0. The Mexican Verdugo 3-1 with one scored and three produced. The Dominicans Rafael Devers 3-0, Domingo Santana 2-0. Venezuelan Marwin González 1-0 with one scored.