Colorado at Florida

Colorado (54-51) «1040100006101
Florida (49-58)003000000350

Rockies 6, Marlins 3

CBS wire reports

MIAMI -- The only thing Aaron Cook did wrong was run the bases.

The Colorado Rockies right-hander struggled briefly after he walked and scored in the third inning, but he was otherwise dominant in 7 2/3 innings to beat the slumping Florida Marlins 6-3 Tuesday.

Cook limited Florida to five hits and won his third start in a row.

"He's just in a good zone now," manager Clint Hurdle said. "There's less effort, more power, more sink, more crispness to his slider."

Garrett Atkins doubled home three runs for the Rockies, who won their third consecutive game. They're 54-51, matching the franchise's second-best record after 105 games.

Miguel Olivo hit his 10th homer for the Marlins, but they lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Cook (8-6) was coming off a seven-hit complete game against San Diego, and he allowed Florida only three runs, two earned.

"You've got to tip your hat to Cook," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He has a good sinker, he was pitching ahead in the count, and we kept beating the ball into the ground."

Only two of Florida's outs came on flyballs.

"I was able to get my sinker over," Cook said. "Guys were being aggressive, so I just took advantage of it."

Cook gave up three runs in the third after spending the top of the inning running the bases. Olivo led off with a homer, and following an error by shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and a walk, Dan Uggla and Miguel Cabrera hit run-scoring singles.

"I just got a couple of pitches up," Cook said. "I might have been a little tired."

Hurdle agreed that running the bases might have fazed Cook.

"It's hot and humid out there, so I don't think it helps him any," Hurdle said. "The one inning got away from us. But after that, Cook put his foot down."

He allowed only one other baserunner until the eighth. Manuel Corpas pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save in as many chances since closer Brian Fuentes went on the disabled list.

Few witnessed the Rockies' five-hitter. The announced crowd was 11,534, but actual attendance was likely less than 3,000.

Matt Holliday had three hits and scored twice for Colorado.

Florida's Scott Olsen (8-9) allowed seven hits and six runs in five innings. In two starts since his early-morning arrest after he allegedly fought with police, he has lost twice and allowed 13 runs in 10 innings.

"I threw good pitches. They hit them," Olsen said. "It was another one of those days."

The Rockies came into the game with a streak of 20 consecutive scoreless innings on the road, but they scored in the first with help from Florida's woeful defense. Willy Taveras led off with a liner and wound up with a triple when right fielder Jeremy Hermida tried to short-hop the ball and let it bounce past.

Jamey Carroll's sacrifice fly scored Taveras.

Colorado added four runs in the third. Carroll led off with a walk, and Taveras reached on a bunt single, his 45th infield hit this year. Following a sacrifice, Holliday was intentionally walked, and all three runners came home when Atkins lined a 3-2 pitched into the corner.

Holliday eluded a tag at the plate with a nifty slide. Tulowitzki's RBI single made the score 5-0.

A sacrifice fly by Ryan Spilborghs in the fifth put the Rockies ahead 6-3.


Cook improved to 4-2 in 12 road starts with an ERA of 2.94. ... Rockies 1B Todd Helton took the night off -- only the fifth game he has missed this season. ... Baserunning blunders: With runners at first and second, Tulowitzki was picked off first by C Olivo in the third inning. Pitcher Justin Miller picked off Holliday in the ninth. ... The Rockies improved to 23-39 in Miami. ... Florida SS Hanley Ramirez hit .409 in July.
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Players of the Game

A. Cook
IP 7.2
H 5
ER 2
BB 2
K 5

G. Atkins
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0

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Colorado Rockies
Willy Taveras, CF4220122 .313
Jamey Carroll, 2B3001011 .232
Matt Holliday, LF4230110 .336
Garrett Atkins, 3B4113112 .263
Ryan Spilborghs, RF3021013 .328
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4011003 .277
Jeff Baker, 1B3000121 .216
Chris Iannetta, C3010001 .184
Aaron Cook, P1100100 .256
    Jorge Julio, P0000000 .000
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
2B - Matt Holliday 2 (35, Olsen, Gardner), Garrett Atkins (24, Olsen)
3B - Willy Taveras (2, Olsen)
SF - Jamey Carroll (1), Ryan Spilborghs (5)
SH - Jamey Carroll (5), Aaron Cook 2 (12)
RBI - Jamey Carroll (11), Garrett Atkins 3 (64), Ryan Spilborghs (37), Troy Tulowitzki (47)
CS - Matt Holliday (3, 2nd base by Miller/Olivo), Ryan Spilborghs (1, 2nd base by Olsen/Olivo)
PK - Troy Tulowitzki (1, Olsen)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Atkins-Baker, Tulowitzki-Carroll-Baker, Carroll-Tulowitzki-Baker
E - Troy Tulowitzki (7, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook (W,8-6) 7.2532251 4.13
Jorge Julio (H,8) 0.1000010 5.70
Manuel Corpas (S,7) 1000010 2.28
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 106-65, Jorge Julio 5-3, Manuel Corpas 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 14-2, Manuel Corpas 2-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 28, Jorge Julio 1, Manuel Corpas 3
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS3110120 .341
Dan Uggla, 2B4011021 .255
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4011000 .336
Mike Jacobs, 1B4000001 .271
Josh Willingham, LF4000020 .261
Jeremy Hermida, RF3000000 .259
Miguel Olivo, C3111010 .234
Alfredo Amezaga, CF2110100 .271
Scott Olsen, P0000000 .229
   a- Joe Borchard, PH1000001 .199
    Lee Gardner, P0000000 .000
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
   b- Todd Linden, PH1000001 .221
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
a-grounded into a double play for Olsen in the 5th
b-grounded into a double play for Lindstrom in the 8th
2B - Hanley Ramirez (32, Cook)
HR - Miguel Olivo (10, Cook)
SH - Scott Olsen (7)
RBI - Dan Uggla (66), Miguel Cabrera (78), Miguel Olivo (42)
SB - Hanley Ramirez (29, 3rd base off Julio/Iannetta), Alfredo Amezaga (12, 3rd base off Cook/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 2
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen (L,8-9) 5766430 5.53
Lee Gardner 2100120 2.72
Matt Lindstrom 1100020 3.89
Justin Miller 1100010 2.02
IBB - Holliday by Scott Olsen
HBP - Iannetta (by Lee Gardner)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 93-60, Lee Gardner 33-20, Matt Lindstrom 11-7, Justin Miller 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 4-6, Lee Gardner 2-2, Matt Lindstrom 1-0
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 24, Lee Gardner 9, Matt Lindstrom 4, Justin Miller 3
Game Information
Attendance - 11534
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Bruce Froemming, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Adrian Johnson