The New York Yankees defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday night. The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 3-2. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched ok, he gave up a lot of base runners but not a lot of runs. Lane Adams and Brett Gardner each hit a homerun.
Eovaldi pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and a run with four walks and three strikeouts. Dellin Betances pitched to two batters and retired them both, Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Luis Cessa earned the win pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Nick Goody earned his second save of the spring pitching a perfect inning.
Jose Fernandez started for the Marlins pitching four innings and giving up two hits and a run with seven strikeouts. Craig Breslow pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Cody Ege pitched an inning giving up a walk and Brad Hand pitched a perfect inning. Bryan Morris pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and A.J. Ramos pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. He suffered his second loss of the spring and first blown save.
Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks drew a walk and Adams had a hit and two RBI. Austin Romine drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Gardner and Adams each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Castro committed an error and Hicks had an outfield assist.
Dee Gordon had a hit and drew a walk, Marcell Ozuna drew a walk and Christian Yelich had a hit. Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and drew two walks, Justin Bour had a hit and Martin Prado had two hits. Miguel Rojas drew a walk, J.T. Realmuto had two hits and an RBI and Cole Gillespie had a hit. Luke Hechavarria drew a walk, Don Kelly had a hit and Chris Johnson had an RBI. Yelich hit a double and the Marlins were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Gordon was caught stealing.
In the fourth Gardner hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Realmuto hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the eighth Johnson hit a sac fly to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead. In the ninth Adams hit a two run homerun giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play one more game on Saturday afternoon. The Yankees will head home to New York after the game, workout at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and open the season on Monday afternoon.