March 24, 2011 – Jupiter, FL
Florida Marlins 15 – Boston Red Sox 7
The Florida Marlins routed the Boston Red Sox 15-7 behind seven runs batted in by Mike Stanton. Losing pitcher Clay Buchholz left after four innings and 11 runs allowed, six of them earned. Javier Vazquez got the win for the Marlins despite allowing six runs, all of which earned in four innings. Stanton went 3-4 with two home runs for Florida, with John Buck and Logan Morrison also going deep.
February 28, 2011 – Jupiter, FL
Florida Marlins 6 – St. Louis Cardinals 3
Spring training opened for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Florida Marlins with a 6-3 loss. Raul Valdes got the start, replacing the injured Adam Wainwright and gave up four runs in two innings. Lance Berkman went two for two with a solo homer in his Cardinals debut.