Blake Swihart knocked in a run during the Red Sox spring training game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, just one day after the death of Romell Jordan, Swihart's adopted brother.

The 26-year-old catcher delivered an RBI single to left field during the fourth inning.

After he was replaced with a pinch runner, manager Alex Cora hugged Swihart and said, "Hey, man. Go to your family."

Jordan, who had a rough upbringing and was taken in by Swihart's family when he was in high school, was 23 years old.

A moment of silence was held for Jordan before Thursday’s game, which the Red Sox won, 13-5.

"But you saw everyone staying there for the moment of silence and his first at-bat," Cora said. "It tells a lot about who we are. Everybody was pulling for him to do something special in that first at-bat."

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