Spring Fever

Marlins 12, Miami 7

Miguel Cabrera homered and top prospect Chris Volstad didn't allow any runs, aiding the Florida Marlins in their win over No. 12 University of Miami, 12-7 on Tuesday.

Volstad, who signed with the Hurricanes out of high school but instead turned pro after the Marlins made him their first-round draft pick in 2005, started and allowed two doubles but struck out two in 1.2 innings. He's expected to start the season at Class-A Jupiter.

Outfielders Jeremy Hermida and Joe Borchard also homered for the Marlins, who face their first big league opponent Wednesday when they play the champs - St. Louis Cardinals.

Tigers 14, Southern Florida 0

Jim Leyland used 8 pitchers and none of them gave up more than one hit in the Tigers' 14-run domination-fest over on Tuesday. The game began just as exciting, as Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff homer in the first.

One of the left-handers vying for the final spot in the rotation is Edward Campusano, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning, striking out two. He was selected from Milwaukee in the winter-meeting draft after saving 25 games in the minors last year.

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ian said...

Good to see my alma mater get their butts handed to them by the Tigers.