Rockies bounce Marlins in ninth
Elias Diaz had three hits, Randal Grichuk drove in two runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 in Denver Tuesday night
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Pierce Johnson got the last three outs for his 10th save and second in as many nights Rocky Mountain
Jorge Soler drove in two hits, Garrett Cooper also went deep, Yuli Gurriel had three hits, and Nick Fortes and Jon Berti each had two hits for Miami.
Soler received the Marlins it started when he blasted the first pitch he saw from Austin Gomber over the wall in center field — his 13th homer of the season.
Gomber, who pitched well after a rough start to the season, quickly settled down after Soler’s 456-yard blast. He retired 11 of the next 12 batters and eight in a row at one point.
Miami rookie Eury Perez looked poised in the hitter-friendly park.
Colorado finished in the fourth when Grichuk reached on Garrett Hampson’s two-base error and came home on Harold Castro’s single.
THE Rocky Mountain he struck again in the fifth. Michael Tollia led off with a walk; One out later, Blackmon lined an RBI double to center to make it 2-1
It was his 298th career double, passing Larry Walker for second on the franchise list behind Todd Helton, who had 592.
After Perez walked Jurickson Profaro, Huascar Brazoban was relieved and gave up an infield single to Diaz and a two-run single to Grichuk.
Ryan McMahon beat the switch into a potential double play to bring home the fourth run of the inning to make it 5-1.
Perez allowed four runs — three earned — on four hits in 4 1/3 innings.
THE Marlins cut the deficit in half in the sixth. Berti led off with a walk and Cooper singled to right to chase Gomber, who allowed three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Miami scored a run in the ninth when Berti scored on Soler’s double.
— Field Level Media