Red Sox

Final: Miami Marlins 8, Red Sox 4

The Red Sox fell behind early, trailing 2-0 in the first inning -- and it only got worse from there.

The Miami Marlins clubbed three homers and rode them to an 8-4 win over the Red Sox, evening the series.

Jorge Alfaro hit two and Garrett Cooper added one to pace the Marlins, as the Red Sox went through six pitchers.

J.D. Martinez knocked in three runs with a sacrifice fly and a two-run homer.

WHO: Red Sox (18-31) vs. Miami Marlins (24-22)
WHEN: 6:40 p.m.
WHERE: Marlins Park
SERIES TO DATE: BOS 1-0
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Mike Kickham (1-0, 5.00) vs. LHP Trevor Rogers 1-0, 6.50)
TV/RADIO: NESN; WEEI 93.7 FM

LINEUPS

RED SOX

Verdugo CF
Devers 3B
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Vazquez C
Munoz RF
Dalbec 1B
Chavis LF
Arroyo 2B

MARLINS

Rojas SS
Aguilar 1B
Anderson 3B
Cooper 1B
Brinson RF
Alfaro C
Rodriguez LF
Chisholm 2B
Harrison CF

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS

T7th: Martinez, who's been in a brutal stretch, clocks a homer the other way, a perfect inside-out swing that is exactly the swing that he's used with great success in the past. He had been 1-for-31 before that at-bat.

B5th:  Alfaro with another two-run shot -- this one to straightaway CF and off Robinson Leyer.

T5th: Red Sox are a woeful 1-for-12 with RISP.

T5th: And with that strikeout, J.D. Martinez dips under .200 for the season. Yikes.

T5th: Consecutive doubles from Verudgo and Devers create a run for the Sox.

B3rd:  Kickham leaves a slider up and it's crushed by Jorge Alfaro, who takes it out to right-center. 6-1 and that's it for Kickham. Much different result for the lefty compared to last time.

B3rd: Marlins are teeing off on Mike Kickham, with two doubles and a single this inning, good for two runs.

B3rd: Yairo Munoz comes racing in to make a sliding catch in shallow right.

B3rd: With the Sox shifting around, Brian Anderson reaches out and singles through a wide open right side of the infield, scoring Miguel Rojas.

T3rd:  Sox finally scratch out a run on a sacrifice fly from J.D. Martinez. Still, Sox keep squandering chances -- they're 0-for-8 with RISP.

B2nd: Christian Arroyo gets an in-between hop behind the second base bag and can't handle the ball. Sean Rodriguez reaches.

T2nd: Second straight inning in which the Sox get the leadoff man on, but can't do anything with the opportunity. They've stranded three in the first two innings including two in scoring position.

B1st:  Garrett Cooper goes down for a pitch at the bottom of the zone and hits it out to CF on a liner for a two-run homer.

T1st:  Breaking: Rafael Devers draws walk! It's his 12th in 50 games.

T1st: Alex Verdugo stretches his hitting streak to six straight with some strong hustle down the first base line, beating Trevor Rogers to the first base bag,