Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/22/14
MIAMI -- The Marlins scored double-digit runs on Opening Night, and the bottom of the order played a huge role in that production. Marcell Ozuna and Adeiny Hechavarria both collected three hits in the seventh and eighth spots, respectively. Hechavarria, who finished last in batting average (.227) among 17 qualifying major-league shortstops last season, went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. "He's worked hard with (hitting coach) Frankie (Menechino) on driving the ball the other way, staying on pitches, at the same time too working on when he gets balls middle in pulling them," manager Mike Redmond said. "I think the key to his success what we talked about last year is drive that ball to right field." It's an encouraging sign for the 24-year-old, who enters his second full major-league season after playing in 148 games in 2013. He hit .319 in 17 Grapefruit League games. Hechavarria came to the Marlins from the Blue Jays known for his glove rather than his ...
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