Spring training roundup: Dane Myers hits walk-off HR for Marlins

By Thomson Reuters Mar 18, 2024 | 5:24 PM

Dane Myers hit a walk-off home run with two outs and two strikes to lift the Miami Marlins to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros in spring training action on Monday in Jupiter, Fla.

Myers’ third homer of the spring came off Cole McDonald (0-2), who had struck out the first two batters of the ninth inning. The shot to right center completed a Marlins rally from down 3-0 and 5-2, ignited when Jake Burger and Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit back-to-back homers in the sixth.

Elvis Alvarado (1-0) got the win after working around a hit and a walk in the top of the ninth while tossing two strikeouts.

Trey Cabbage hit a two-run homer for the Astros and Yordan Alvarez, Mauricio Dubon and Jake Meyers had RBIs. After starter Hunter Brown limited the Marlins to two runs in five innings, Josh Hader gave up Burger’s and Chisholm’s home runs.

Pirates 11, Phillies 2

Oneil Cruz belted two home runs and racked up six RBIs as visiting Pittsburgh trounced Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla.

Cruz hit an RBI single in the second inning before Rowdy Tellez and Cruz hit matching three-run homers in the third to help establish a 9-0 Pirates lead. In his next at-bat, Cruz added a two-run shot in the fifth. Martin Perez (1-0) struck out eight and allowed two unearned runs in five innings.

Phillies starter Tyler Phillips (0-1) was shelled for eight runs on 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings. Jake Cave hit an RBI double and Nick Castellanos had an RBI single.

Yankees 4, Phillies 3

Carlos Rodon pitched 5 2/3 no-hit innings as host New York held off Philadelphia’s split squad in Tampa, Fla.

Rodon (2-1) yielded just one walk while striking out five batters. Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs and Alex Verdugo added two hits and an RBI.

Kody Clemens homered for the Phillies after they had fallen behind 4-0. Reliever Seranthony Dominguez (0-1) allowed Cabrera’s homer.

Rays 7, Braves 3

Nick Meyer’s three-run home run served as the exclamation point on a seven-run uprising as Tampa Bay beat visiting Atlanta in Port Charlotte, Fla.

The Rays trailed 3-0 entering the sixth when Brandon Lowe, Harold Ramirez and Curtis Mead had RBIs, with another run scoring on an error. Reliever Manuel Rodriguez (1-0) struck out three batters and walked one over two scoreless, hitless innings.

Max Fried (0-1) started for the Braves and gave up four runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk, striking out four over six innings. Andrew Velazquez homered for Atlanta.

Twins 5, Red Sox 2

Carlos Correa and Ryan Jeffers went deep as host Minnesota defeated Boston in Fort Myers, Fla.

Max Kepler added a two-run single to the pile as the Twins rallied with four runs in the fifth inning. Starter Joe Ryan (2-1) fanned five and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over five frames.

Connor Wong hit a two-run home run for the Red Sox. Brendan Cellucci (1-1) yielded three runs on three hits and a walk in his one inning of relief.

–Field Level Media