In interleague baseball, you never know what may happen. The Miami Marlins, coming off of an off day, took on one of the offseason's biggest spenders, the Seattle Mariners. On the hill for Miami was Nathan Eovaldi, whom allowed four runs on seven hits in a no decision to the Philadelphia Phillies in his last outing. The Mariners had 35 year old Chris Young pitching; he tossed six shutout innings while earning a no decision in a Mariners 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics in his last appearance.
The Marlins got to Young early. In the bottom of the first inning, the Marlins scored twice on RBI singles from Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee. The Mariners quickly rallied back. Dustin Ackley singled in the top of the second to drive in Michael Saunders. Ackley came around to score on an error by Stanton, tying the game at 2. The see-saw was not done there. The Marlins scored twice more on a Marcell Ozuna sacrifice fly and a Jarrod Saltalamacchia home run. As expected, the Mariners came back themselves, on a RBI groundout from Brad Miller in the fifth and a Corey Hart single in the seventh. And, after loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton unloaded. He smoked a grand slam to left center field, winning the game for the Marlins.
Stanton and Christian Yelich led the Marlins with three hits. The Mariners were led by Corey Hart, Abraham Almonte and Kyle Seager with two hits. Nathan Eovaldi went six innings, allowing three runs and one earned run on seven hits, while striking out four. Chris Young went three innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, striking out none. Steve Cishek took the win with a scoreless ninth. Yoervis Medina allowed Stanton's grand slam and took the loss.
Marlins 8, Mariners 4