Final

Marlins 8

(6-4, 4-1 away)

Rays 5

(9-2, 4-1 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 13, 2010

    Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, FL 

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    FLA 010011401 8 - -
    TB 000102101 5 - -

    Marlins 8, Rays 5

    Associated Press

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Ricky Nalasco had a solid outing and the Florida Marlins scored four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 on Saturday.

    Nalasco scattered four hits over four innings, striking out four and yielding one run to drop his spring ERA to 2.57.

    Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino went 2 for 3 with an RBI single off of Rays starter Matt Garza in the third inning. Brett Carroll connected for a home run off of Garza in the fifth inning.

    B.J. Upton went 3 for 3 with his first two homers of the spring. His first homer was an opposite field shot off Nalasco in the fourth inning and he added a two-run homer to the opposite field in the sixth inning off of Andrew Miller.

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    Game Information

    StadiumCharlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, FL
    UmpiresHome - Tim Timmons, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Bill Welke