Marlins 7, Mets 5
Placido Polanco went three-for-five with a pair of RBI to help the Marlins wrangle their first win of the season in their fourth game. Justin Ruggiano and Rob Brantly each had a pair of hits, and Greg Dobbs hit his first homer of the season.
Alex Sanabia (1-0, 0.00) lasted six innings and didn’t give up a run, allowing six hits.
Marlins 5, Padres 0
Jose Fernandez (2-0, 0.71) struck out eight over 6 2/3 three-hit innings on his way to a victory with 35,188 in the house at Marlins Park. The Marlins were at that point 5-1 in the early going, and anything seemed possible.
The Marlins signed Micah Owings, a six-year major league veteran, to a minor league contract.
Aaron Crow was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained right elbow, and Jose Fernandez was moved to the 15-day DL as well in recovery from his Tommy John procedure. Don Kelly‘s contract was purchased from New Orleans.
Tigers 8, Marlins 7, 11 innings
The Marlins dropped a close one to Detroit with 36,911 home fans at Marlins Park. Dee Gordon hit two doubles and a triple to lead Miami’s offense, but nobody else had more than one hit. Giancarlo Stanton had a pair of RBI, while Adeiny Hechavarria, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, and Gordon had one each.
Wei-Yin Chen started and collected no decision, giving up five runs on nine hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked zero. Craig Breslow (0-1, 9.00) earned the loss on an Ian Kinsler RBI-single in the top of the 11th.