Miami Marlins Come From Behind to Beat Boston Red Sox 5-4

The Marlins fought back and won Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, improving to 8-3 this spring

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    Brian Flynn started the game for Miami and went three innings.

    The Miami Marlins trailed going into the top of the ninth but walked off the field 5-4 winners over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

    It was the second meeting in the past week between the teams, with the previous game ending in a tie due to rain. With the win, the Marlins are now an impressive 8-3 on the spring and are atop the Grapefruit League standings.

    Brian Flynn made the start for Miami and went three innings in which he allowed one hit, no runs and no walks while striking out one per the official box score. It was a solid outing for Flynn who has thus far lagged behind the competition for a rotation spot. It's likely that Flynn will begin the year at AAA in New Orleans but he could be the first option brought up when the Marlins need a starter. 

    Arquimedes Caminero was the first man out of the bullpen for Miami and continued to dazzle with two scoreless innings and a pair of strikeouts. The hard-throwing youngster now has six strikeouts in his six innings of work on the spring. Also of note was Chris Hatcher who notched the save and now has five shutout innings thus far. The converted catcher is unlikely to make the team out of camp, but he remains an intriguing relief option for later in the season.

    Kyle Jensen hit his first home run of the spring and is hitting .500 in 8 at-bats to date. The prospect will begin the year in the minor leagues but he could see a callup if an injury occurs or a prolonged slump takes place among the outfielders. Jensen is a rightfielder but he has also spent time in left field per his Baseball-Reference.com profile.

    Derek Dietrich had another pair of hits in the game including his third double. While Dietrich has had a terrific spring so far, he is still likely destined to at least start the year in the minors.

    The Marlins will send Henderson Alvarez to the mound on Wednesday as they take on the Atlanta Braves in Jupiter.