Miami 7, Colorado 6

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 22242

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 6 11 2
Miami 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 15-27 9-14 6-13 L6
Miami 24-19 11-7 13-12 W3


Marlins 7, Rockies 6:
Ricky Nolasco overcame a shaky start to become the winningest pitcher in franchise history as host Miami held on to beat slumping Colorado.

Nolasco (5-2) picked up his 69th career win as a member of the Marlins, passing Dontrelle Willis for the outright record. The veteran right-hander settled down after a rough first inning and helped his own cause with a two-run double as the Marlins won their third straight.

Hanley Ramirez had three hits, two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases to pace the Marlins.

Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Rockies, who have dropped six straight.

With the Marlins leading 7-4 after seven, the Rockies made it interesting with a pair of runs in the eighth. Wilin Rosario closed the gap with an RBI single off Marlins reliever Edward Mujica, and Colorado made it a one-run game when John Buck airmailed a pickoff attempt into left field.

Randy Choate and Royce Webb combined to retire the next three hitters in order and Heath Bell worked around a leadoff double for his seventh save.

Colorado victimized Nolasco early, loading the bases in the top of the first inning on a pair of singles and a one-out walk. Todd Helton and Cuddyer followed with RBI singles and Rosario made it 3-0 with a run-scoring sacrifice fly.

Miami countered with a pair of runs in the bottom half, then added three in the third to jump in front for good. Austin Kearns led off the inning with a single and came around to score on Giancarlo Stanton's line-drive double to center field, his fifth RBI of the series.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio (2-2) then walked Donnie Murphy intentionally to get to Nolasco, and the .140 career hitter made him pay by drilling a double into the gap in left-center that brought home the go-ahead runs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nicasio was charged with six runs - five earned - on nine hits over five innings. He finished with six strikeouts, including four of the final five batters he faced. ... Rockies CF Dexter Fowler made a sensational diving catch to rob Stanton of a hit in the first. SS Troy Tulowitzki added his own defensive gem in the fourth, snagging a grounder behind second base before spinning and firing a throw that just beat Petersen at first. ... Marlins SS Donovan Solano came on as a pinch hitter in the seventh and singled to right for his first major-league hit.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Miami
Juan Nicasio Player Ricky Nolasco
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 8
9.00 ERA 6.00
Colorado   Miami
Michael Cuddyer Player Hanley Ramirez
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 11 0 15 .297 20 10 5 3 0 2
Miami 12 0 17 .324 27 9 7 6 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Marlins have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Rockies have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .407 after a loss.
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