Chisholm, Aguilar each hit 2 HRs as Marlins down Astros 7-4

HOUSTON (AP) – Jazz Chisholm Jr. wasn’t celebrating his accomplishments after hitting two dwelling runs Friday night time in a win over the Houston Astros for his second multi-homer recreation this week.

The Miami Marlins star was already trying to do extra.

“I wouldn’t mind another one tomorrow and have three,” he stated earlier than flashing an enormous grin.

Jesús Aguilar additionally homered twice to energy the Marlins to their fourth straight win within the 7-4 interleague victory.

“We’re just here to enjoy it,” Chisholm stated. “We’re just going to have fun every day, but we’re never satisfied with what we do. We’re going to keep on going. We’re not in first place, so we’ve got to just keep going.”

Chisholm and Aguilar each had solo pictures within the first inning earlier than each hitting two-run blasts within the fifth to make it 6-1 within the first meeting between these groups since 2017.

The offensive fireworks got here on an evening when starter Pablo López exited within the fifth inning with a bruised proper wrist after taking a comebacker off it. The staff introduced that X-rays have been damaging.

“With the X-rays coming back negative, you feel better,” supervisor Don Mattingly stated. “It’s just a matter of getting the swelling out of there right away and see where it goes the next couple of days.”

Friday marked the fourth time in franchise historical past the Marlins have had two gamers hit a number of homers in a recreation and the primary since Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones did it on May 23, 2015.

Chisholm, who has 12 dwelling runs this season, additionally hit two Tuesday in a win over the Nationals. Aguilar’s first homer was the one hundredth of his career and he has eight this season.

Houston starter Luis García (3-5) allowed 5 hits and 5 runs, together with a career-high three homers, in 4 1/3 innings to lose his fourth straight resolution after profitable three of his first 4.

Cole Sulser allowed one hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Tanner Scott pitched an ideal ninth for his fourth save.

Michael Brantley and Kyle Tucker each homered, and Yordan Alvarez had three hits and an RBI for the Astros, who lost for the third time in 4 video games as they went 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position.

“We had a number of opportunities with runners on and less than two outs and that hurt us, but we couldn’t keep the ball in the ballpark, either,” supervisor Dusty Baker stated.

The Marlins have been up by 4 within the sixth inning when the Astros loaded the bases with two outs, however Steven Okert retired Alex Bregman to go away all people stranded.

Chisholm despatched García’s third pitch of the sport into the bullpen in right-center for his second leadoff homer this season and the fifth of his career. There have been two outs within the inning when Aguilar’s homer made it 2-0.

Brantley reduce the result in 1 when he knocked one into the bullpen with one out within the backside of the inning.

García settled down after the robust first inning and had thrown three scoreless frames when Bryan De La Cruz singled with one out within the fifth. Chisholm then deposited his second homer into the bullpen to increase the result in 4-1.

García then walked Garrett Cooper to finish his night time and Phil Maton took over. He struck out Jorge Soler earlier than Aguilar’s second homer made it 6-1.

“The two two-run homers kind of pushed us out enough that we were able to kind of get a little bit more cushion and kind of sustain that,” Mattingly stated. “It wasn’t like a one-run game. We had some room for error.”

There was one out within the fifth inning when López was injured on a single by Brantley. The ball hit López’s wrist and bounced away from the mound. López instantly grabbed his wrist and winced in ache.

Trainers got here out to verify on him and he threw a few warmup pitches earlier than being taken out of the sport, strolling off the sphere and into the clubhouse.

He was changed by Richard Bleier, who was greeted by a single by Bregman earlier than Alvarez hit an RBI single to chop the Marlins’ result in 6-2. Houston added one other run when Tucker grounded right into a forceout that scored Bregman.

López yielded six hits and two runs with 5 strikeouts and two walks.

Tucker’s dwelling run got here on a solo shot within the seventh.


Marlins: Announced Friday that 3B Brian Anderson was recognized with a light disk bulge in his lumbar backbone. There is not a timeline for his return to baseball exercise. … RHP Anthony Bender (again stiffness) threw a bullpen session of 15 pitches, which have been all fastballs, on Thursday.


Houston’s Framber Valdez (6-2, 2.61 ERA) opposes Braxton Garrett (0-1, 10.80) when the sequence continues Saturday.


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