ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Alfaro’s first multihomer game gave the Miami Marlins just the lift they needed to snap a four-game losing streak.
“I just try to stay to the middle of the field and make good contact,” Alfaro said. “I try to get a good pitch and drive it through the pitcher. That’s all I’m trying to do.”
Alfaro homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, and the Marlins stopped the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday night.
Alfaro, a right-handed hitter, homered to the opposite field on both swings. His first long ball came off Braves starter Kyle Wright and the second one off reliever A.J. Minter (0-1).
Sergio Romo (1-0) faced the minimum in