Bogaerts, Martinez, Nunez homer as Red Sox beat Nats 11-4

WASHINGTON (AP) Boston's big hitters have consistently done the job this year, helping the Red Sox post the best record in the majors.

It's been a very different story for the Washington Nationals, and that's been abundantly clear through the first two games of their interleague series.

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer during a six-run fifth inning, J.D. Martinez and Eduardo Nunez also went deep, and Boston beat Washington 11-4 in sweltering conditions Tuesday.

''A lot of guys stepped up,'' Bogaerts said. ''The weather's not the best. It's hot. It's better than cold. A lot of guys swung at good pitches and had good at-bats.''

Martinez drove in four and leads the majors with 26 homers and 71 RBIs. Boston has won 17 of its last 19 interleague games, including 11 of its last 12.

Washington has lost four straight and 16 of 21 to fall to 42-42, its first time at .500 since it was 17-17.

''It's hard to play from behind,'' Washington manager Dave Martinez said. ''Our starting pitching right now is not giving the offense a chance. When we do try and make a run and come back, we got to have shutout innings. It's not happening.''

Red Sox starter Brian Johnson allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings. Brandon Workman (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh.

Boston scored first, opening the second with consecutive singles before Nunez homered into the left field bullpen off starter Tanner Roark (3-10). Mark Reynolds and Roark had RBI singles in the fourth to pull the Nationals within 3-2.

The Red Sox responded in the fifth, collecting five consecutive singles before Bogaerts ripped Roark's fastball to center to make it 9-2.

''We did a good job today against Roark,'' Nunez said. ''I think he made a lot of mistakes up with the sinker and we took advantage.''

Brian Goodwin and Pedro Severino hit solo homers for Washington.

Roark allowed a career-high nine runs in seven innings and is 1-8 with a 5.19 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) since May 5.

''Other than two pitches I feel like they just base hit me to death, so what are you going to do?'' Roark said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 1B Mitch Moreland left in the third inning with back spasms and is day to day. ''I wasn't planning on playing him tomorrow, so definitely he won't play tomorrow now,'' manager Alex Cora said. ... LHP Drew Pomeranz (biceps tendinitis) allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket in his first rehab appearance since Boston placed him on the disabled list June 5. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee inflammation) is likely to remain in New York all week for further testing.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder inflammation) threw about 60 pitches Tuesday. Martinez said Strasburg's next step could be a simulated game sometime this weekend. ... Martinez said 1B Ryan Zimmerman (right oblique strain) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend. Zimmerman has not played since May 9.

ROSTER MOVE COMING

Cora said Boston will activate RHP Tyler Thornburg (shoulder surgery) on Wednesday. Thornburg was acquired from Milwaukee in December 2016 but has not pitched in the majors since. The Red Sox intend to send RHP William Cuevas to the minors. Cuevas allowed a run in two innings Tuesday in his first appearance with Boston this season.

NATS SIGN TOP PICK

Washington signed first-round pick Mason Denaburg on Tuesday. The right-hander was selected No. 27 overall out of Merritt Island High School in Florida in last month's draft.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (9-3, 4.11 ERA) faces Washington for the first time as the three-game interleague series concludes.

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00) is coming off his first career victory and gets the nod for Washington's annual Independence Day morning start.

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BOS58-29
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WAS42-42
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  • W: B. Workman (1-0)L: T. Roark (3-10)
  • HR: BOS - E. Nunez (6), J. Martinez (26), X. Bogaerts (13), WAS - B. Goodwin (3), P. Severino (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Benintendi LF52100001.279.360.492.8523.0
J. Martinez RF52241010.325.391.6401.03110.5
M. Moreland 1B11100000.288.354.533.8872.0
S. Pearce 1B41210000.307.358.534.8925.0
X. Bogaerts SS31231200.276.341.504.84511.0
R. Devers 3B31000114.242.287.432.7191.5
E. Nunez 2B41231002.254.286.371.65710.0
S. Leon C30000110.248.294.402.6950.5
B. Johnson P21100000.250.250.250.5002.0
H. Hembree P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
B. Workman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Swihart PH10000012.165.224.190.413-0.5
W. Cuevas P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Workman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50200012.272.353.405.7581.5
J. Soto LF50100010.308.421.556.9780.5
A. Rendon 3B50100003.289.354.530.8841.0
B. Harper RF31100122.218.366.484.8513.0
W. Difo 2B10000001.249.303.349.6520.0
D. Murphy 2B40000005.190.227.270.4970.0
T. Collins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Grace P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Reynolds 1B41210010.255.324.480.8043.5
M. Taylor CF40200013.242.301.385.6860.5
P. Severino C31111101.170.259.240.4997.0
T. Roark P30110011.161.188.161.3491.5
B. Goodwin RF11111000.185.318.370.6896.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Pearce (8), E. Nunez (14)
    • HR - J. Martinez (26), X. Bogaerts (13), E. Nunez (6)
    • RBI - J. Martinez 4 (71), S. Pearce (17), X. Bogaerts 3 (47), E. Nunez 3 (22)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Harper (14)
    • HR - P. Severino, B. Goodwin (3)
    • RBI - M. Reynolds (13), P. Severino (12), T. Roark (4), B. Goodwin (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Roark (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Taylor (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Murphy-Turner-Reynolds; Rendon-Murphy-Reynolds; Turner-Difo-Reynolds)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Johnson4.28222204.231.481.0
    H. Hembree1.12110413.721.242.0
    B. Workman (W, 1-0)1.00000100.750.7510.5
    W. Cuevas2.02110014.501.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Johnson4.2
    H. Hembree1.1
    B. Workman (W, 1-0)1.0
    W. Cuevas2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 3-10)7.010992424.601.30-3.0
    T. Collins1.01002102.771.540.5
    M. Grace1.01221013.861.05-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 3-10)7.0
    T. Collins1.0
    M. Grace1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 77-52, H. Hembree 29-20, B. Workman 9-6, W. Cuevas 31-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-7, B. Workman 2-0, W. Cuevas 4-2
    • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 23, H. Hembree 6, B. Workman 3, W. Cuevas 8
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Roark (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 98-66, T. Collins 20-9, M. Grace 19-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-8, T. Collins 1-0, M. Grace 3-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 31, T. Collins 5, M. Grace 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    WAS42-42
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts CF41100100.336.429.6721.1013.0
    A. Benintendi LF52100001.279.360.492.8523.0
    J. Martinez RF52241010.325.391.6401.03110.5
    M. Moreland 1B11100000.288.354.533.8872.0
    S. Pearce 1B41210000.307.358.534.8925.0
    X. Bogaerts SS31231200.276.341.504.84511.0
    R. Devers 3B31000114.242.287.432.7191.5
    E. Nunez 2B41231002.254.286.371.65710.0
    S. Leon C30000110.248.294.402.6950.5
    B. Johnson P21100000.250.250.250.5002.0
    H. Hembree P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    B. Workman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- B. Swihart PH10000012.165.224.190.413-0.5
    W. Cuevas P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total361112113559-----
    • a-struck out for Workman in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Turner SS50200012.272.353.405.7581.5
    J. Soto LF50100010.308.421.556.9780.5
    A. Rendon 3B50100003.289.354.530.8841.0
    B. Harper RF31100122.218.366.484.8513.0
    W. Difo 2B10000001.249.303.349.6520.0
    D. Murphy 2B40000005.190.227.270.4970.0
    T. Collins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Grace P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Reynolds 1B41210010.255.324.480.8043.5
    M. Taylor CF40200013.242.301.385.6860.5
    P. Severino C31111101.170.259.240.4997.0
    T. Roark P30110011.161.188.161.3491.5
    B. Goodwin RF11111000.185.318.370.6896.0
    Total38412422718-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Pearce (8), E. Nunez (14)
      • HR - J. Martinez (26), X. Bogaerts (13), E. Nunez (6)
      • RBI - J. Martinez 4 (71), S. Pearce (17), X. Bogaerts 3 (47), E. Nunez 3 (22)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Harper (14)
      • HR - P. Severino, B. Goodwin (3)
      • RBI - M. Reynolds (13), P. Severino (12), T. Roark (4), B. Goodwin (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Roark (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Taylor (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Murphy-Turner-Reynolds; Rendon-Murphy-Reynolds; Turner-Difo-Reynolds)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Johnson4.28222204.231.481.0
      H. Hembree1.12110413.721.242.0
      B. Workman (W, 1-0)1.00000100.750.7510.5
      W. Cuevas2.02110014.501.003.0
      Total9.01244272---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Johnson4.2
      H. Hembree1.1
      B. Workman (W, 1-0)1.0
      W. Cuevas2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 3-10)7.010992424.601.30-3.0
      T. Collins1.01002102.771.540.5
      M. Grace1.01221013.861.05-1.0
      Total9.0121111553---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 3-10)7.0
      T. Collins1.0
      M. Grace1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 77-52, H. Hembree 29-20, B. Workman 9-6, W. Cuevas 31-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-7, B. Workman 2-0, W. Cuevas 4-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 23, H. Hembree 6, B. Workman 3, W. Cuevas 8
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Roark (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 98-66, T. Collins 20-9, M. Grace 19-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 7-8, T. Collins 1-0, M. Grace 3-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 31, T. Collins 5, M. Grace 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Goodwin homered to right center114
        Martinez homered to left center, Benintendi scored113
      • 6TH INNING
        Severino homered to center93
      • 5TH INNING
        Bogaerts homered to center, Martinez and Pearce scored92
        Pearce singled to right, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third62
        Martinez singled to left, Johnson and Betts scored, Benintendi to second52
      • 4TH INNING
        Roark singled to left, Reynolds scored, Taylor to second32
        Reynolds singled to shallow left, Harper scored31
      • 2ND INNING
        Nunez homered to left center, Moreland and Devers scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Grace relieved Tim Collins
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to first, Betts out at second
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Martinez homered to left center, Benintendi scored
        • S. Pearce: Pearce grounded out to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Cuevas Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Goodwin homered to right center
        • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to first, Turner to second
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Strike swinging, Rendon flied out to deep right
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Difo grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brian Goodwin in right field
        • Wilmer Difo at second base
        • Tim Collins pitching
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • R. Devers: Devers grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bogaerts out at second
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez doubled to left
        • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon walked
        • Blake Swihart hit for Brandon Workman
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • William Cuevas pitching
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Ball, Severino flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi lined out to center
        • J. Martinez: Martinez flied out to deep right
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pearce lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brandon Workman relieved Heath Hembree
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Harper struck out looking
        • D. Murphy: Murphy grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Leon lined out to right
        • H. Hembree: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hembree struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Hembree Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Ball, Severino homered to center
        • T. Roark: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Leon struck out on foul tip
        • B. Johnson: Johnson singled to deep left
        • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts singled to center, Johnson to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Benintendi singled to left center, Johnson to third, Betts to second
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to left, Johnson and Betts scored, Benintendi to second
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Pearce singled to right, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts homered to center, Martinez and Pearce scored
        • R. Devers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Devers walked
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez grounded into double play third to second to first, Devers out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Soto grounded out to third
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon singled to left
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper walked, Rendon to second
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Murphy lined out to right
        • Heath Hembree relieved Brian Johnson
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to left, Rendon to third, Harper to second
        • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Pearce doubled to deep left
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Pearce to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • E. Nunez: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Nunez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bogaerts out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Harper doubled to deep right
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Murphy grounded out to first, Harper to third
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow left, Harper scored
        • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Taylor singled to left, Reynolds to second
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Severino lined out to center, Reynolds to third
        • T. Roark: Strike looking, Roark singled to left, Reynolds scored, Taylor to second
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Turner flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Steve Pearce at first base
        • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner fouled out to third
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Soto grounded out to second
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland singled to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts singled to right, Moreland to second
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Devers reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Moreland to third, Bogaerts out at second
        • E. Nunez: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Nunez homered to left center, Moreland and Devers scored
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Leon lined out to left
        • B. Johnson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Johnson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Taylor singled to center
        • P. Severino: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Severino walked
        • T. Roark: Roark grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Strike (foul tip), Benintendi lined out to center
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Ball, Turner singled to right center
        • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Soto reached on bunt single to pitcher, Turner to second
        • A. Rendon: Rendon popped out to second
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Harper struck out on foul tip
        • D. Murphy: Foul, Murphy fouled out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)