The Miami Marlins finished the road portion of their spring schedule by tying the Houston Astros 5-5 on Wednesday.
Dan Straily started the game for Miami and completed his spring with a strong outing. Straily allowed one run in his six innings of work and struck out four. The veteran who surrendered five hits and no walks, finished the spring with a 4.58 E.R.A.
The news was not as good for Marlins closer A.J. Ramos however, as he walked two and allowed a run in his inning of work. This may have been Ramos' last inning of the spring and if so, he finished with a 7.94 E.R.A. While Ramos will begin the year as the closer, Miami has options to replace him if needed.
The Marlins scored three runs in the ninth inning to take the lead, but it was a short-lived advantage Ty Washington brought home Austin Dean on a sacrifice bunt coupled with an error. Washington would then score on a wild pitch. Carlos Paulino brought home KC Serna with a double in the inning as well.
Earlier in the game, J.T. Realmuto picked up his fifth double of the spring and his third run batted in. Ichiro Suzuki (2) and Tyler Moore (3) also doubled.
In the bottom of the ninth, Tyler Higgins gave up a three-run home run, which tied the game at five. Higgins was borrowed from minor league camp for the contest.
Miami will take Thursday off before hosting the Detroit Tigers on Friday at 7:05 p.m.