The Miami Marlins played two games on Tuesday and Giancarlo Stanton went deep in one of them.
In a day game, Miami fell to the Houston Astros by a final score of 7-3 in Jupiter. Stanton started in this one and his homer was his second of the spring. Stanton also walked during the loss, as part of a 1-2 day.
Besides Stanton's home run, the Miami offense was mostly held quiet during the defeat. Marcell Ozuna doubled for the fourth time this spring and the rest of the team scattered seven singles.
Edinson Volquez made his final spring start for the Marlins and it could have went better. Miami's Opening Day starter allowed three runs on eight hits in his five innings of work. Volquez walked a pair and struck out another and saw his E.R.A rise to 3.77.
In the nightcap, Miami traveled to West Palm Beach for a game with the Washington Nationals. Miami was victorious in this one by a final score of 4-2. Unlike the day game, the Marlins went with a starting pitcher who is not expected to make the team. Scott Copeland started and went 3.2 innings and allowed two runs on five hits.
Miami's offense was powered by doubles in the win with Matt den Dekker (4), Kelvin Marte (1), Tyler Moore (1) and Peter Mooney (1) all picking up two-base hits in the win.
The Marlins will host the Astros again on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.