Miami 6, Colorado 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 25614

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 54-66 29-31 25-35 W1
Colorado 45-72 25-38 20-34 L1

Recap


Marlins 6, Rockies 5:
Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer and Giancarlo Stanton added a tape-measure shot as visiting Miami snapped Colorado's four-game winning streak.

John Buck had two hits, including an RBI double that broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning, as the Marlins won for only the fifth time in their last 18 road games.

Rookie Wilin Rosario had a pair of run-scoring singles for the Rockies, who had won seven of their last 10 contests. Eric Young Jr., Josh Rutledge, Dexter Fowler and DJ LeMahieu also had two hits apiece for Colorado.

Stanton, who has five homers in five games at Coors Field, led off the sixth inning and crushed a 1-2 offering from Josh Roenicke (4-1) deep into the seats in left-center field - 474 feet from home plate, several rows higher than where his homer Thursday landed.

Wade LeBlanc (2-2) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings and was the beneficiary when Miami scored twice in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Following Stanton's blast, Donovan Solano launched a triple over the head of center fielder Dexter Fowler. One batter later, Buck short-hopped the right-center field wall with a one-out double.

Colorado's Jeff Francis yielded four runs and five hits in five innings and saw his home ERA rise to 6.99.

Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez got a glove on Reyes' homer, which barely cleared the wall in left to give Miami a 4-2 lead in the fifth. Colorado answered with three runs in the bottom half, capped by Rosario's single to center to take a 5-4 lead.

Miami's Heath Bell allowed two singles in the eighth before Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 11 chances.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stanton is 11-for-33 with four homers and seven RBIs in his last nine games. ... The Rockies won five straight from May 28-June 1, the only other time this season they've won more than three in a row. ... Colorado is an NL-worst 25-38 at home. ... Young is hitting .453 (29-for-64) with 16 runs scored since July 31. ... Fowler returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's game because of back soreness.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Colorado
Wade LeBlanc Player Jeff Francis
Win W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Miami   Colorado
Gorkys Hernandez Player Dexter Fowler
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 8 2 18 .235 11 9 6 1 1 0
Colorado 12 0 13 .333 16 6 5 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Miami. The Rockies have a W/L % of .356 after a win and .403 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Marlins have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .433 after a loss.