Rockies End Losing Streak, Beat Marlins 8-4
The Colorado Rockies (16-27) won for only the fifth time this month, taking the final game of the three-game series last night against the Miami Marlins (24-20) 8-4. This time it was Miami that blew the early lead, something Colorado has been doing frequently. The Rockies are off today, before starting a three-game series at Cincinnati tomorrow.
Colorado struck first in each of the first two games of the series, but the Rockies were held hitless through the first two innings Wednesday before Jordan Pacheco led off the third with a single to extend his career-high hit streak to nine games. It was the Marlins who got on the board early in this game, pushing one across against righty Alex White in the opening frame on a Greg Dobbs single.
White gave up two more runs in the second, but settled down after that, surrendering just one more run en route to a six-inning outing and his first win since Sept. 10, 2011, against the Reds.
Official: Wednesday’s Box Score.
Three Rockies relievers combined for three shutout innings to preserve the win. Adam Ottavino worked around a two-out hit in the seventh, and Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt were perfect in the final two innings as Colorado secured its first win on its current six-game road trip and headed into Thursday’s off-day on a much-needed high note.
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