Realmuto powers Marlins with six RBIs
(The Sports Xchange) - By the eighth inning, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto already had a grand slam, a triple, a single and six RBIs.
All he needed was a double to hit for the cycle for the first time in his big league career.
"That's all I was thinking," said Realmuto, who lofted a shot foul that might have been a two-bagger had it stayed fair.
"I went up there with the intention that I was going to swing no matter what.
"I think (Boston Red Sox reliever Tommy Layne) knew that because he wasn't going to throw me a strike."
Realmuto struck out, but that was one of the few things that went wrong on Wednesday as Miami routed Boston 14-6 at Marlins Park.
Miami opened the scoring with second baseman Dee Gordon's first-inning homer that cleared the right-field fence by a few inches.
It was his second homer of the season, the first was inside the park.
Realmuto said he was thrilled that Gordon homered. Realmuto and Gordon are tied for the team lead in triples with six. Continued...