The Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 in a game that was played in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The game was the first regular season professional sporting event hosted on a United States military base ever. The field had major league dimensions and a big league atmosphere. The field was made possible by donations from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. Following the game, the field will be converted into a softball field and recreational area.
In the stands were members of the military and their families. The pregame festivities featured starting lineup announcements and a fly-over. The presentation of the game was reminiscent of a playoff game, despite it being a regular season contest.
Adam Conley was solid in his six innings on the mound. Miami's starter allowed no runs on four hits while striking out a pair. Conley only walked one while throwing 91 pitches in the contest. The lefty is now 5-5 on the season with a 3.65 E.R.A.
Miami picked up two triples in the game with one coming from Adeiny Hechavarria who now has five on the season. The other three-base hit was collected by Giancarlo Stanton. It was the first triple of the season for Stanton who was 1-4 in the game.
J.T. Realmuto homered in the ninth inning to extend Miami's lead. The homer was the fifth of the year for Realmuto.
Miami will begin a series against the New York Mets on Monday with Tom Koehler set to make the start.