By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns
The Miami Marlins came from behind to defeat the New York Mets 8-7 at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A six-run seventh inning shot the Marlins past the Mets, and the pitching staff staved off a four-run Mets eighth inning as Miami improves to 2-1 in Grapefruit Leauge action.
Former Sun Giancarlo Stanton drove in his first run of the spring, as his RBI single gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
Henderson Alvarez, who appeared with the Suns in a 2013 rehab stint, worked a pair of scoreless innings where he only allowed a hit during his first spring start.
Former Sun J.T. Realmuto finished the game as Miami’s catcher, going 1-for-2 with an RBI. Cole Gillespie had the best day at the plate for the Marlins, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single.
Former Sun Sam Dyson turned in a scoreless seventh inning in relief to get the win, while Grant Dayton allowed three runs on three hits during his two-thirds of an inning in the eighth.
Tomorrow the Marlins are back in action tomorrow afternoon, facing the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Jarred Cosart will start for the Marlins against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.