The Miami Marlins completed their spring training schedule with a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday at Marlins Park.
The win came a day after Miami blew a lead in the ninth inning to the Yankees. This time around, the Marlins were able to secure the advantage and finish spring on a high note. With the win, Miami finished the Grapefruit League with a 11-14-1 record. That mark puts Miami right around the middle of the spring standings.
Both of Miami's runs were brought home by Giancarlo Stanton with one coming in the first, and the other in the third inning. Stanton's first run batted in came via a sacrifice fly, and the second was knocked in with a single. Stanton officially finished 1-1 before being replaced by Ichiro Suzuki.
Miami opted to go with a bullpen game for this one to get some work for its relievers, and also get a look at some future arms, Dustin McGowan was chosen to start the game and lasted 1.1 innings before his day came to an end. The veteran allowed a run on one hit and is expected to be in a part of the Opening Night roster.
Chris Narveson, David Phelps, Cody Ege, James Buckelew, Drew Steckenrider and Jose Adames also saw time on the mound for Miami in the win. Phelps is the only one of the group that is expected to be on the roster to start the year. Narveson had a solid spring but may end up starting the year in AAA as depth due to a limited amount of available roster spots.
The Marlins will begin the regular season on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. The scheduled starter for Miami is Wei-Yin Chen, while Detroit will send Justin Verlander to the mound.