On a night in which Panama and the New York Yankees paid tribute to retired closer Mariano Rivera in his home country, the Marlins spoiled the party by no-hitting the Bronx Bombers.
Brad Hand and three relievers -- Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos and Arquimedes Caminero -- combined on the no-hitter as the Marlins won 5-0.
"You never want to be no-hit," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com. "I don't care what game it is or what level. You never want to see that."
Said Marlins manager Mike Redmond: "It's the first no-hitter I've ever been a part of in spring training."
It wasn't the first spring training no-hitter for the Marlins, though. Ricky Nolasco and two relievers combined to no-hit the Detroit Tigers in a spring training game in 2009. Interestingly, the Marlins are scheduled to face Nolasco and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in Fort Myers.
Hand strengthened his case for a starting rotation spot by throwing the first five innings of no-hit baseball for the Marlins. Hand struck out six and did not walk a batter. Cishek took the handoff from Hand and pitched one inning. Next was Ramos, who turned in two innings. Caminero closed it out in the ninth.
Jake Marisnick had two of the Marlins' seven hits. Adeiny Hechavarria stole two bases for the Marlins.
The same two teams will close out the Panama series today at 2 p.m., with Nathan Eovaldi taking the mound for Miami.