MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice, including a grand slam, and had a career-high six RBIs as the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 12-2 on Tuesday night.
Nick Fortes and Jorge Soler also went deep while Avisaíl García had three hits for the Marlins.
Rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera allowed one run in six innings. In his second start since being promoted from Triple-A Jacksonville last week, Cabrera (2-0) limited Washington to two hits, walked two, struck out four and hit a batter.
“I always trust my secondary pitches,” Cabrera said through a translator. “You want to go as far as you can. That’s what you want as a starter.”
The Marlins have scored 26 times in Cabrera’s first two outings. They beat Colorado 14-1 on June 1.
“It’s good to see how he continues to make pitches,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “Just continue to attack, continue to stay in the zone and trust your stuff.”
Chisholm snapped a 2-for-29 skid with his second-inning grand slam. He drove a 3-0 pitch off Joan Adon (1-10) over the wall in center to make it 5-0.
“Honestly, I thought it was a ball,” Chisholm said. “It looked good to me though. I put a good swing on it and it went over for a homer.”
Homers from Fortes and Soler keyed another five-run inning in the fourth.
Fortes’ three-run blast ended Adon’s outing after three-plus innings. Andrés Machado relieved Adon and allowed Garrett Cooper’s one-out double and Soler’s two-run shot.
Fortes drove in a career-high four runs and has homered twice since getting recalled from Triple-A on May 27.
“Everyone goes through stretches that they swing it better than others,” Fortes said. “I’m just going through a stretch right now that I am seeing it really well.”
Chisholm hit his 10th…