Garrett and Segura Lead the Marlins Past the Red Sox, 6-2
Jean Segura hit a two-run single in a three-run sixth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Wednesday night after a rain delay.
“Really good baserunning. Our defense was really good. I just really liked the way they came out and played," Miami manager Skip Schumaker said. “Ran the bases the right way and put the ball in play. You put the ball in play and good things happen and that’s what happened to us.”
Braxton Garrett (4-2) pitched five innings for the victory, allowing a run on three hits and a walk. The Marlins have won eight of his last nine starts, the last six in a row. A.J. Puk closed for his 12th save.
“It was pretty good,” Garrett said. “It wasn’t the sharpest I’ve been but we worked with what we had. I felt like I was a little bit sinker-heavy. It got me out of some trouble. Not super sharp, but happy with it.”
Garrett Cooper opened the second inning with a home run for Boston against Kaleb Ort. Rafael Devers tied it in the fourth with his 19th homer, a two-out shot.
After back-to-back, one-out walks from Boston's Nick Pivetta (4-5) to Jorge Soler and Bryan De La Cruz and a 1-2 count on Jazz Chisholm Jr. in the sixth, the game was delayed for 1 hour, 13 minutes because of rain.
When play resumed, Josh Winckowski replaced Pivetta. Winckowski struck out Chisholm before walking Garrett Cooper and unleashing a wild pitch with Segura at the plate, allowing Soler to score. Segura's infield single scored De La Cruz and Cooper, giving the Marlins a 4-1 lead.
Chisholm hit a solo homer in the eighth.
“We're not hitting the ball hard,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “It's been going on for a while. Putting good at-bats, but not finishing them. We're struggling offensively right now. We are.”
Marlins: RHP Johnny Cueto, on the injured list since April 4 with right biceps tightness, made a rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Jacksonville. He was expected to go six innings, but went 4 2/3. He gave up seven runs on eight hits, including three home runs, with three walks and six strikeouts.
Red Sox: INF Yu Chang, on the injured list since April 25 with a left hamate fracture, is expected to play in a rehab game Saturday with Double-A Portland, serving as the DH. ... LHP Joely Rodriguez, on the IL since June 1 because of left shoulder inflammation, is expected to make a rehab appearance Thursday with Portland.
Miami LHP Jesus Luzardo (6-5, 3.77 ERA) was scheduled to start series finale Thursday against RHP Brayan Bello (5-4, 3.27).