The Yankees dropped their third straight spring training game Wednesday afternoon when they fell 3-1 to the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. >> Box score
5 things to know from Wednesday's game...
1) RHP Deivi Garcia gave up three runs on three hits, striking out three while walking one, in 3.1 innings pitched during what was his third start of spring training. He entered the latest appearance with a 6.75 ERA and four runs (three earned) on three hits, allowing one home run while striking out five and walking one.
2) After Garcia's exit, the Yankees rolled with RHP Luis Cessa and LHP Luis Avilan the rest of the way, and the bullpen duo held the Marlins scoreless for 4.2 innings. Cessa relieved Garcia with seven stikeouts and one hit over 3.2 frames before Avilan fired a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth inning, striking out one.
3) Regardless of pitching, the Yankees were unable to provide much run support at the plate. Only four batters mustered a hit, including Gio Urshela, who went 1 for 3 with the offense's only run scored. Miguel Andujar notched the RBI, driving Urshela in during the top of the fourth inning.
4) With Urshela at 3B while batting out of the two hole, Andujar got the start in LF and followed from the cleanup spot. Andujar went 1 for 3, bringing home Urshela on a double past the 3B bag and down the LF line.
5) Following Urshela and Andujar, only 1B Mike Ford (1 for 4) and DH Kyle Higashioka (1 for 2) added hits for the Yankees. Led by LHP Sandy Altcantara, who got the win after starting the first five innings and striking out four while walking two and allowing one run on three hits, the Marlins shut the Yankees down. LHP Stephen Tarpley, whom the Yankees traded Jan. 15, fired a perfect top of the seventh inning against his former team.
The Yankees head to FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., for Thursday's 1:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals.