Arcia Home Runs Lead Twins Over Marlins
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his second home run in as many days, a blast that bounced off the roof and over the clubhouse in left field, that was easily the highlight of the Miami Marlins' 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
The Marlins' rightfielder and 2014 National League home run champion crushed a Tommy Milone cutter as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon that raised his spring batting average to .300.
Stanton's sixth-inning homer gave Miami a 2-1 lead. The Marlins extended it to 3-1 before Brad Hand surrendered four runs in the eighth.
Oswaldo Arcia boosted his struggling spring numbers by hitting two home runs and his two-run shot in eighth was the big blow.
Danny Santana tripled as part of a two-hit afternoon and drove in two runs.
Tommy Milone pitched six innings as the Twins starter, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk.