The Colorado Rockies defeated the Miami Marlins, 5-3, on Thursday night to extend their winning streak to four games. Michael Cuddyer, in his first game back since last playing on July 31, hit the game-tying two-run home run in the sixth inning and then saw Josh Rutledge drive in the go-ahead run in the seventh on a pinch-hit triple.
The Marlins took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a home run Carlos Lee hit off Alex White. White (ND, 5.74 ERA) lasted four innings and allowed a second run on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. The Rockies had earlier tied the game at 1-1 on a wild pitch by Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco.
Adam Ottavino (4.05 ERA) picked up his fourth win of the season after pitching the next three innings. He did, however, allow a leadoff home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth inning, temporarily putting the Marlins in a 3-1. But Cuddyer hit his game-tying homer in the sixth and Rutledge, on an 0-2 count, sent a ball sailing into right field for the 4-3 lead. Eric Young Jr. grounded into a fielder's choice during the next at-bat to score Rutledge and pick up a insurance run.
The Rockies (45-71, 25-37 home) continue this series on Thursday with Jeff Francis opposing Wade LeBlanc. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MT.
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