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Marlins sweep Nats thanks to De La Cruz

The Dominican baseball player hit a long home run in extra innings

Dominican outfielder Bryan De La Cruz hit a home run in the tenth inning that allowed the Miami Marlins defeat this Monday, for the second day in extra innings, (3 to 2) the Washington Nationals.

The Marlins swept the Nationals in the four-game series, posting their fifth straight victory.

The Marlins took the lead in the third inning on Jesus Aguilar's run-scoring single to left field.

The game remained with a minimal advantage until in the eighth inning the Dominican Luis García hit an RBI double to equalize the actions.

The duel remained unchanged until De La Cruz, with two out and a runner on the bases, hit a pitch from reliever Tanner Rainey (1-3) and deposited the ball in the left field bleachers, to give the advantage to the Marlins.

The Nationals scored a run in the closing of that same inning, on Garcia's double-elimination shot.

Left-hander Braxton Garrett got a no-decision for the Marlins after pitching 7.1 XNUMX/XNUMX innings with four strikeouts.

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The victory went to reliever Jimmy Yacabonis (1-1), who worked an inning without allowing runs, and the save went to Dylan Floro (2) by allowing an inning without allowing earned runs.

the highlights

For the Marlins, De La Cruz finished with a home run five times at bat, with one run scored and two RBIs; Aguilar had two hits and drove in one in five opportunities with the wood, and the Venezuelan Miguel Rojas had one scored, concluding with two hits in four visits to the plate.

For the Nationals, García went 4-1 with an RBI, and his compatriot Maikel Franco 4-1, with a run scored.


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