Jake Marisnick singled three times and scored twice Tuesday afternoon as the Marlins thumped visiting Houston, 8-1, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
Marisnick led off and played the entire game in center field for the Marlins, who torched Astros starter Dallas Keuchel for seven runs in the first two innings. Marisnick, who turns 23 on March 30, scored on Giancarlo Stanton's first-inning homer and came home on Casey McGehee's bases-clearing double in the second.
The Florida native is 7-for-16 in his last five Grapefruit League games and is batting .375 this spring.
For Houston, Carlos Correa (MLB.com's No. 8 prospect) went 1-for-2, George Springer (No. 21) was 0-for-4, Jon Singleton (No. 50) drew a walk in his only plate appearance and Delino DeShields (No. 66) went 0-for-3. The Astros were outhit by the Marlins, 18-3.
Collins stays hot: Tigers prospect Tyler Collins, who fell a double shy of the cycle Saturday, continued to rake Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, his third of the spring. Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double. The Tigers split-squad fell, 5-4, to the host Mets, who got an RBI single from infielder Wilmer Flores.