Dietrich, Scruggs lead Marlins past Red Sox 11-8
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Derek Dietrich and Xavier Scruggs keyed a big third inning for the Marlins on Saturday, leading Miami to an 11-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
The Marlins sent eight batters to the plate in the third. Dietrich's bases-loaded, two-run double ended the day for Red Sox starter Henry Owens. Scruggs greeted reliever Jorge Marban with a first-pitch, three-run home run.
Koji Uehara made his Grapefruit League season debut for the Red Sox. He faced five batters in the sixth, giving up a run on three hits with two strikeouts. The Red Sox have been proceeding cautiously with Uehara, who will be 41 next month. His 2015 season ended Aug. 7 when a line drive fractured his right wrist.
Hanley Ramirez, Chris Young and Travis Shaw homered for the Red Sox.