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Nationals, Red Sox fall to 1-3 in MLB

July 28 2020 6:48 AM

The Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox both fell to 1-3 to begin the MLB season.

The Nationals and Red Sox saw their slow starts to the reduced 60-game campaign continue.

Reigning World Series champions Washington fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1, while the Red Sox were beaten 7-4 by the New York Mets on Monday.

It came on a day when the Miami Marlins-Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees-Philadelphia Phillies games were postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak.

 

History for Stephenson, Hernandez shines

Tyler Stephenson became the first Cincinnati Reds player to homer in his first plate appearance since 1950, per MLB Pipeline, in an 8-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Teoscar Hernandez went two-for-five with two solo home runs in the Blue Jays' win over the Nationals.

The Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hit his 100th career homer in an 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

 

Foltynewicz, Funkhouser struggle

Mike Foltynewicz struggled. The Atlanta Braves pitcher gave up six runs in 3.1 innings in a 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Funkhouser conceded five runs in an inning in a defeat against the Kansas City Royals.

 

Alonso goes deep

Pete Alonso homered in the Mets' victory over the Red Sox.

Monday's results

Oakland Athletics 3-0 Los Angeles Angels
San Diego Padres 6-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Washington Nationals
Chicago Cubs 8-7 Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays 14-5 Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Pittsburgh Pirates
Kansas City Royals 14-6 Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros 8-5 Seattle Mariners
New York Mets 7-4 Boston Red Sox

 

Mets at Red Sox

Matt Hall will make his first MLB start as the Red Sox (1-3) look to bounce back against the Mets (2-2) at Fenway Park.

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