Miami lost to the Houston Astros on Tuesday, but that won’t stop many Marlins from rooting for Astros owner Jim Crane.
In a brief interview at Roger Dean Stadium during Houston’s 9-4 win, Crane said he’s considering moving the Astros’ spring training operations to sites on Florida’s East Coast, including Palm Beach County.
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— RHP Ricky Nolasco, Miami’s opening day starter, gave up four home runs, including shots to Carlos Pena and Brett Wallace on consecutive pitches in the first inning. Nolasco allowed seven runs in three innings.
— Kevin Kouzmanoff, who’s trying to win a bench spot, hit a two-run home run in the third inning off Bud Norris.
— Third baseman Matt Dominguez, a former first-round pick for the Marlins, was 2-for-2 with a home run for the Astros.