Rockies 4, Marlins 3

Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

MIAMI -- Nolan Arenado's run-scoring double in the sixth inning sparked the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.
The Rockies finished their 10-game road trip at 4-6. But they took two out of three from the Marlins to win their first road series since July 10 at San Diego.
Miami finished a disappointing 3-7 homestand.
With two outs and the score tied 3-3 in the sixth, the Rockies regained the lead when Michael Cuddyer singled and Arenado doubled to left.
Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa (14-6) earned the win even though he lasted just five innings and allowed three runs.
The Rockies' bullpen was stellar. Adam Ottavino, Josh Outman, Wilton Lopez, Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers combined to pitch four scoreless innings. Brothers worked around two walks in the ninth to earn his 13th save.
Marlins starter Jacob Turner (3-5) took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings.
Colorado opened the scoring with three runs in the second. The rally was set up by Cuddyer's leadoff walk, a single by Arenado and a wild pitch. The Rockies cashed in with Ryan Wheeler's opposite-field RBI single to left, an error by second baseman Donovan Solano and a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Herrera.
The Marlins' Justin Ruggiano stroked an opposite-field solo homer to right in the bottom of the second. It was his 15th homer of the season, one behind team leader Giancarlo Stanton.
One inning later, Stanton nearly hit his own opposite-field solo homer to right, but the ball bounced high off the wall for a double, sparking a two-run rally.
After a passed ball by backup catcher Jordan Pacheco, Logan Morrison hit a run-scoring single, Ed Lucas walked, and Ruggiano's single tied the score 3-3.
Colorado got out of further trouble in the inning when, with the bases loaded and no outs, third baseman Arenado fielded Koyie Hill's grounder just to the foul side of the bag and threw to home in one motion to start a slick double play.
NOTES: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki sustained an injury to his left side in the rib area while swinging during his next-to-last at-bat Saturday night. He took one more at-bat Saturday but was held out of Sunday's lineup. "He's OK; he's a little sore," manager Walt Weiss said. ... Besides Tulowitzki, the Rockies rested three other starters Sunday: C Wilin Rosario, 1B Todd Helton and CF Dexter Fowler. ... The Marlins rested two starters: C Jeff Mathis and CF Jake Marisnick. ... Helton, with his two singles Saturday, reached 2,496 hits for his career, which passed Mickey Vernon for 96th place on the all-time list. ... Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez is 7-0 at home this season. He leads the majors with a 1.29 home ERA. He has also been stellar in August at 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA. ... Stanton is tied for the major-league lead with most errors among right fielders (eight). ... Marlins RHP Steve Cishek has converted 23 consecutive saves. Entering Sunday, it was the third longest streak in the majors behind Craig Kimbrel (30) and Greg Holland (27). ... The Rockies are 36-27 at Coors Field and 24-44 on the road. The last time they had a winning road record was in 2009 (41-40). ... Next up, the Rockies open up a nine-game homestand against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. ... The Marlins play the Washington Nationals Tuesday, which starts a nine-game trip.

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