Marlins Beat Canes With Six-Run Fourth

The Marlins beat the University of Miami Hurricanes 7-1 on Tuesday in a exhibition game

The Miami Marlins completed their college schedule with a 7-1 win over the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday in Jupiter.

The score was similar to Monday's when the Marlins beat Florida International University 7-2 on the same field. With the pair of college exhibitions now behind them, the Marlins will begin their Grapefruit League schedule in two days.

Miami's lineup looked very similar to the projected Opening Day lineup with one major exception. The Marlins did not have Giancarlo Stanton start in this one but the slugger is expected to be in the lineup when the Grapefruit League opens.

Miguel Rojas and Derek Dietrich had the biggest days with two runs batted in each. The players are in camp likely battling for the same roster spot on the team. Rojas doubled and also scored a run while Dietrich walked once and scored twice. One mark against Dietrich was an error he committed, this is an area the infielder has struggled in annually.

Much like the win over FIU, the Marlins utilized a staff consisting of many arms. Nine pitchers took part in the game and each went one inning. The win went to Preston Claiborne who is in camp as a member of the 40-man roster and could make the team. Claiborne walked one and gave up a hit in his scoreless inning of work.

The game was started by prospect Jose Urena who is also on the 40-man. Unlike Claiborne, there is very little chance that Urena opens the year in the big leagues. The 23-year old should find himself in AAA and will be an option for a promotion during the season if a need was to arise. Urena gave up a hit in his lone inning of work.

UM's one run in the game came across in the seventh inning when Trevor Williams was on the mound. Williams who will open the year at the minor-league level gave up a hit along with the run and will likely be an early cut this month.

The Marlins will take on their neighbors at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday when they host the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:05 p.m.

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