Published March 02, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Matt Harvey gave up a leadoff homerun to Marlins prospect Christian Yelich before settling down to strike out four in 2 2-3 innings, and the New York Mets and Miami tied 8-8 on Saturday.
Harvey allowed one run, three hits and walked one. He retired five in a row after Yelich's homer, including three by strikeout.
Marlins starter Alex Sanabia, who is competing to be the team's No. 5 starter, pitched two scoreless innings and struck out one.
Yelich continued his hot start, going 2 for 2 with two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks. He's hitting .462 (6 of 13) in seven games. First baseman Joe Mahoney hit two home runs and had four RBIs for the Marlins.
Mets right fielder Lucas Duda hit his first homer of the spring and had two hits.