National League Game Summary - Colorado at Miami|
(Tuesday, April 1st)
Final Score: Miami 4, Colorado 3
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Casey McGehee's sixth-inning RBI single proved
to be the difference as the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton also knocked
in runs for the Marlins, who made a winner out of Nathan Eovaldi (1-0).
Eovaldi scattered six hits over six innings, allowing two runs with six
"We talked about getting on the other end of those one-run games," said
Marlins coach Mike Redmond. "We had a lot of great at-bats. We had four
different guys drive in runs so that's good stuff."
Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez each had an RBI double and scored a run
for the Rockies. Brett Anderson (0-1), who spent his first five seasons with
Oakland before being traded in the offseason, took the loss after allowing
four runs -- three earned -- over six innings.
"They (did) their homework on me," said Anderson. "It seemed like after two
strikes my put-away pitch, my strikeout pitch was my slider and they were kind
of sitting on that. I started to mix and match and thought I did a pretty good
job of that."
The Marlins won the opener of the four-game series 10-1 on Monday.
Anderson retired 10 straight batters before pinch-hitter Reed Johnson led off
the sixth inning with a line-drive double to right-center. Johnson advanced to
third on a Christian Yelich groundout before Jeff Baker walked to put runners
at the corners with one out.
Stanton drove in Johnson with a ground out to third, which made it 3-2. DJ
LeMahieu attempted to turn a double play, but was charged with an error after
overthrowing first baseman Justin Morneau, allowing Stanton to move up into
After a four-RBI debut with the Marlins on Opening Day, McGehee ripped a
single up the middle to score Stanton and make it a two-run game.
Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless seventh to maintain the two-run lead, but
Colorado opened the top half of the eighth with a pair of doubles to cut the
deficit in half. Michael Cuddyer ripped the first pitch he saw from Mike Dunn
down the left-field line and Gonzalez followed with a double to make it 4-3.
Tulowitzki flied out to center and Morneau grounded out to third before
Wilin Rosario walked to put runners at first and third with two outs.
A.J. Ramos proceeded to strike out Nolan Arenado with a breaking ball that
froze the Rockies third baseman and held the Marlins' one-run lead.
Steve Cishek set the Rockies down in order in the ninth inning to secure the
Earlier, Garrett Jones recorded his first hit as a Marlin and Saltalamacchia
knocked in his first run in a Miami uniform with a double to left to open the
scoring in the second.
Hechavarria connected on a sacrifice fly to right to score Saltalamacchia and
push the margin to 2-0 after two.
Gonzalez walked with one out in the fourth inning and Tulowitzki followed with
a line-drive double to the gap in right field, which cut the deficit to 2-1.
Morneau followed with a broken-bat pop up that fell into no-man's land in
between McGehee and Hechavarria. Tulowitzki moved up to third on the play and
Rosario knocked him in with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2.
Anderson doubled on a soft line drive to left in the fifth inning to pick up
his first major league hit ... Colorado was 2-for-8 with runners in scoring
position and left seven runners on base ... The Marlins were out-hit 9-5.
04/02 00:55:25 ET