Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Troy Tulowitzki smacked two hits, including a
three-run home run in a game-deciding four-run fifth inning, to go with four
RBI and two runs scored as the Colorado Rockies snapped their six-game losing
streak with an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins in the finale of a three-game
Carlos Gonzalez added two hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored for
Colorado, which had lost 10-of-12 coming in. Alex White (1-3) surrendered four
runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings.
"We'd like to see things unfold in the manner in which it did tonight for the
next several days," said Colorado manager Jim Tracy. "We have a couple of
great innings tonight."
Carlos Zambrano (2-3) had given up just three earned runs over his past
four starts, but was charged with seven runs on five hits and three walks
over five frames for the Marlins, who had their three-game winning steak
"Obviously the Rockies got to us tonight, they're a good hitting team," said
Zambrano. "They came in with a six-game losing streak and they were hungrier
than us tonight."
Colorado, which plated four first-inning runs on Monday and three on Tuesday,
only to lose both games, fell behind 3-0 after two frames on Wednesday before
After the Rockies tallied three runs in the fourth inning to tie the score,
the Marlins again regained the lead with a run in their half of the fourth,
but Colorado surged ahead with a four-run fifth.
Ramon Hernandez walked to start it and Marco Scutaro slapped a two-out single
three batters later. Gonzalez then slapped a base hit up the middle to plate
Hernandez, and Tulowitzki cracked a long three-run shot to left, which gave
the Rockies a 7-4 lead.
Colorado added a two-out run in the seventh inning. Scutaro lined a single to
center and Gonzalez brought him home after scorching a triple over the head of
Bryan Petersen in center, increasing the margin to 8-4.
Matt Belisle tossed a 1-2-3 eight frame and Rafael Betancourt retired the side
in order in the ninth to seal the win.
Earlier, Greg Dobbs pulled an RBI single through the hole on the right side to
put the Marlins on the board in the opening frame. In the second, Zambrano
rolled a run-scoring base hit up the middle and Jose Reyes' RBI single made it
The Rockies, though, rallied to tie the score with three runs in the fourth
inning. Scutaro and Gonzalez worked back-to-back walks to start the frame and
Scutaro crossed home on Tulowitzki's RBI double down the third-base line.
Consecutive sacrifice flies by Jason Giambi and Michael Cuddyer made it 3-3.
Miami regained its advantage in the home half of the inning as Brett Hayes,
who led off with a double, trotted home from third with two outs on Reyes'
sharply hit grounder that handcuffed Giambi at first.
The Marlins were 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position while Colorado was
3-for-7...Tulowitzki's home run was his sixth of the season while the two RBI
for Gonzalez gave him 34 for the year.
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