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Nationals Defeat Red Sox as Ruiz Hits Three-Run Shot and Garrett Homers Twice

In an impressive display of power hitting, the Washington Nationals defeated the Boston Red Sox with a score of 6-2. Keibert Ruiz broke the tie in the eighth inning with a three-run homer, and Stone Garrett hit two home runs for the first time in his career.

The game took a dramatic turn in the eighth inning when Lane Thomas singled and Joey Meneses was hit by a pitch. With two men on base, Ruiz crushed a changeup from Garrett Whitlock to right-center, giving the Nationals a 5-2 lead. Just two pitches later, Garrett hit a 442-foot liner to center, his second home run of the game and ninth of the season.

MacKenzie Gore was excellent on the mound for the Nationals, allowing only one hit through nearly seven innings. However, he left the game after experiencing discomfort in his pitching hand. Jordan Weems came in but gave up a two-run homer to Pablo Reyes, tying the game. Jose A. Ferrer got the final two outs of the inning.

Michael Chavis also contributed to the Nationals’ offense with a home run, while the Red Sox struggled to generate runs.

The win for the Nationals marked their 13th victory in their last 16 home games, while the Red Sox fell to a 7-7 record for the month of August. Despite the loss, the Red Sox are still in pursuit of a playoff spot, trailing the Toronto Blue Jays by three games in the AL East.

In the next game, Boston’s Chris Sale is expected to make his second start since returning from the injured list. He will face Patrick Corbin of the Nationals.

Overall, it was an exciting game filled with impressive performances and solid pitching. The Nationals’ hitting power and strong pitcher outings contributed to their victory.

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