MIAMI -- The very first pitch of the game reminded Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle that this wasn't a typical Spring Training game.The University of Miami's Tyler Palmer swung at Buehrle's initial offer, and laced a hard foul ball down the third-base line. Buehrle flinched a bit, taken back by the loud, "Ping!" of the metal bats used by the college players.
"When that first kid swung at that first pitch, I kind of flinched," Buehrle said. "What was that noise? I'm not used to hearing that."The whole atmosphere of Miami Marlins baseball will be something the team will be getting accustomed with. Tuesday marked the first time the franchise played in its new home, Marlins Park. Palmer had delivered a two-run single in the sixth inning to put the Hurricanes on top, but Terry Tiffee knocked in Jeff Dominguez in the ninth to secure a 7-6 victory as the Marlins christened their new park with a walk-off. Christian Yelich, one of the Marlins' top prospects, delivered the game-tying single, setting up Tiffee's heroics.