Legends On Deck

Nationals, Orioles, And Marlins Enjoy Offensive Explosions


On Tuesday the Washington Nationals faced off against the Tampa Bay Rays and came out swinging their bats as they scored six runs in the second inning to take an early lead and never looked back. Ten runs later and the Nats came away with a 16-4 victory to keep pace with the first place New York Mets.

The scoring started when Clint Robinson led off the top of the second with his second home run of the season. Then with the bases loaded, Anthony Rendon walked scoring Danny Espinosa. Next Yunel Escobar hit a two run single making the score 4-0. An RBI sac fly by Ramos and a RBI double by Robinson added two more runs to the score making it 6-0.

In the top of the fifth, Bryce Harper led off the inning with his 22nd home run of the season, tying his career high. With RBI singles by Michael Taylor and Ian Desmond, and Denard Span reaching base on an error scoring Taylor, the Nats jumped out to a commanding 10-0 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, the Rays finally got on the board scoring on a ground-out to make the score 10-1. But the night belonged to the Nats, as they scored three times in the seventh, once in the eighth and two in the ninth to jump out to a 16-1 lead.  The Rays came back with three of their own in the bottom of the ninth, on a three-run home run from Rene Rivera, but it wasn’t enough as they lose the lopsided game.


The Baltimore Orioles scored in every inning but the seventh, as they hit a club record eight home runs leading to their most offensive outburst of the season since an 18-7 victory over the Red Sox on April 26th.

The Orioles came out on fire starting with Manny Machado‘s lead off home run, then RBI singles by J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty made the score 4-0. A  two-out wild pitch scored two more runs, extending the lead to 6-0.

From that point on, Baltimore just tagged on the runs, scoring three in the second, third and sixth, sandwiched by a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings.  The Phillies scored one in the fourth and two in the sixth, but couldn’t manage much more and the Orioles capped off their monster offensive night with two in the bottom of the eighth to finish off the Phillies 19-3.

Baltimore Home Runs

Machado – 2 (13), Jimmy Paredes (7), Chris Parmalee 2 (2), David Lough (3), Chris Davis (14), and Flaherty (3).


The Miami Marlins took it right to the New York Yankees with eight runs in the bottom of the first, knocking out starter Nathan Eovaldi after only 2/3 of an inning.

Marcell Ozuna started the rally, as he hit a bases loaded single scoring both Derek Dietrich and Christian Yelich. Giancarlo Stanton then scored from third on a single by Justin Bour. Next came J.T. Realmuto with a two RBI single and Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two RBI triple to left center field. An RBI single by Dee Gordon and an RBI double by Dietrich capped off the scoring to make it 8-0 after just one inning.

A run in the sixth and seventh were all the Yankees could muster as the Marlins scored three more runs in the bottom of the 5th, on Stanton’s 24th home run of the season and a run in the eighth to finish off the Yankees 12-2.

David Conde
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