The Colorado Rockies ended a six-game losing streak on Wednesday by defeating the Miami Marlins, 8-4. The Rockies avoided being swept in the three-game series by taking the last game of the series.
Unlike the other two games, the Rockies got off to a slow start this time around. But after entering the top of the fourth inning in a 3-0 deficit, the Rockies scored three runs on a Troy Tulowitzki double and sacrifice flies by Jason Giambi and Michael Cuddyer. However, that wasn't all Tulowitzki had in his bat against Carlos Zambrano (-, 2.85 ERA). After Carlos Gonzalez singled in a run to tie the game at four, Tulowitzki unleashed his sixth home run of the season for three runs and a 7-4 lead. Gonzalez tripled in the final runs of the game in the seventh inning.
Alex White (1-3, 5.32 ERA) picked up his first victory of the season after settling down beyond the first couple of innings. He allowed three runs over the first two innings on singles by Greg Dobbs, Carlos Zambrano and Jose Reyes (who drove in the fourth run on an infield single in the fourth inning).
Adam Ottavino, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt finished out the game in relief of White and allowed just one hit (by Ottavino in the seventh inning).
The Rockies (16-27, 7-13 away) are off on Thursday and will begin a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
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