Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Melvin Mora finished a triple shy of the cycle and Jeff Francis tossed seven scoreless innings, as the Colorado Rockies dominated the Florida Marlins, 10-0, in the second test of a four-game series at Sun Life Stadium.
Mora went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and five RBI for the Rockies, who bounced back from a 9-8 loss in the opener of this series on Monday.
Francis (3-3) fanned a season-best seven batters and allowed just three hits to pick up his first victory since June 13. The left-hander was 0-1 with an 8.03 earned run average in his previous five starts.
Florida starter Nate Robertson (6-8) got rocked in five innings, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- on six hits. The 32-year-old southpaw also struck out five and walked two in his second straight loss for the Marlins, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Rockies exploded for six runs in the third to take control. Ian Stewart singled and Clint Barmes walked to get the frame started. Francis put down a bunt and reached first on Robertson's fielding error to load the bases.Dexter Fowler forced in a run when he was hit by a pitch. Robertson's control issues continued when he walked Jonathan Herrera to plate another run. Mora stepped to the plate and cleared the bases with a double. Chris Iannetta added an RBI double two batters later to make it a 6-0 game.
Mora's two-run homer to left in the fifth gave Colorado an 8-0 lead.
Francis retired 12 straight batters before giving up a leadoff single to Jorge Cantu in the home fifth.
The Rockies added two more runs in the seventh to make it a 10-0 game. Brad Eldred drove in a run with an infield single and Stewart walked with the bases loaded to force in a run.
The Rockies took two of three from the Marlins at home from April 24-25...Florida was without outfielder Chris Coghlan (back)...Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez (finger) missed the game...Robertson fell to 0-3 lifetime against Colorado.