Marlins Touch Up Nats’ Zimmermann For 8 Runs In 8-0 Romp

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JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins closed out their Spring Training schedule on a very positive note.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Mike Morse had a three-run shot as the Marlins roughed up Jordan Zimmermann in an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Morse connected in the first and Stanton sent a drive onto the roof of the Marlins’ clubhouse beyond the left field wall in the second as Miami opened an early 7-0 lead in its final Grapefruit League game.

“I felt fine,” said Zimmermann. “Location was the issue today. I feel good. I’m ready to go. It just wasn’t a good day, today. I’m glad it happened now and not during the season.”

Morse’s homer was his fifth of the spring. Stanton has four.

“To get results of hits and hitting the ball hard is a by-product of…

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