JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) — Only in spring training can a walkoff homerun get overshadowed by players who had little-to-no impact on the game.
In a matchup of high-priced stars, Washington’s Max Scherzer got Giancarlo Stanton to ground into a double play and then struck out the slugger in the Nationals’ 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Scherzer, signed to a $210 million, seven-year deal as a free agent, allowed one run and six hits in three innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first with a bunt single, stole second, advanced on wild pitch and scored on the first of Chrsitian Yelich’s three singles. Stanton, signed to a record $325 million, 13-year-old deal, followed with a one-hopper that became a 4-6-3 double play.
New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred attended the game and watched the big-bucks…
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