Stanton drive in 2, Marlins win; Miller pitches for Yankees
MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and Miami beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday at Marlins Park in the final spring training game for both clubs.
''I think we're ready,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''I feel like we've been ready for a little bit here.''
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller made his first appearance since breaking a bone in his non-throwing wrist on Wednesday. The lefty faced three batters, walking one and striking out one.
''I felt great,'' Miller said. ''Honestly, it was as crisp as my breaking ball has been in a while. I don't think it was a distraction. I think it was nice to do that in a game that isn't really meaningful and get it out of the way as opposed to in a meaningful game.''
New York's Luis Severino pitched five innings, allowing three hits and one earned run. He struck out six and walked one. He posted a 1.35 ERA over his final five spring appearances.
Jacoby Ellsbury homered and singled in two at-bats for the Yankees.
Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman, who will begin the season serving a 30-game suspension, loaded the bases, but struck out Aaron Nola to get out of the jam.
Yankees: Severino threw 72 pitches, 51 for strikes over five innings of work. Severino is scheduled to make his first regular season start on April 8 at Detroit. ''I thought he threw the ball well,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. ''He's ready to go.''
Marlins: McGowan retired the last five batters he faced after allowing a lead-off homer to Ellsbury and walking Brett Gardner to start the game.
Yankees: Miller (wrist) has received clearance to wear a brace on his non-throwing hand and will look into doing so. He didn't wear a brace in Saturday's appearance.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka will make his second consecutive opening day start when New York hosts Houston on Monday. Tanaka went 12-7 with a 3.51 ERA last season.
Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen will start the opener on Tuesday night against Detroit. Last season while with Baltimore, Chen had the highest ERA against the Tigers (16.20) among any of the teams he faced.