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Florida (65-84)000000000053
Colorado (77-72) «04223002x13200

Rockies 13, Marlins 0

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DENVER -- Todd Helton was happy about hitting his 300th home run. He was much more concerned with Colorado's playoff chances, though.

Helton reached a personal milestone and Chris Iannetta also hit a three-run shot as the Rockies routed the Florida Marlins 13-0 on Sunday to avoid being swept at home for the first time this year.

"I'm very proud of it. It's an honor to be able to go out and be on the field that long," Helton said. "But I mean, the situation we're in as a team right now is definitely the most important thing."

Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins also homered in Colorado's 20-hit outburst. Helton got four hits for the fourth time this season, and Iannetta had a career-high four RBI.

Holliday matched his career high with four hits, helping the Rockies (77-72) end a three-game skid. They surpassed their win total from last year and stayed 4½ games behind San Diego in the NL wild-card race.

"Time is running out and we can't afford losses," Helton said. "We're going to have to catch some breaks and need to get some help."

Franklin Morales (2-2) allowed three hits in six innings for the victory. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

Morales and three relievers combined for Colorado's sixth shutout this season and first at Coors Field. The team's previous shutout at home came July 24, 2006, when Jeff Francis blanked St. Louis 7-0.

Florida had its season-high four-game winning streak snapped.

Atkins and Iannetta homered in the second to put Colorado ahead 4-0. Atkins hit his 23rd of the year leading off the inning, then Iannetta golfed a three-run shot into Florida's bullpen in right-center for his fourth home run this season.

"We haven't lost sight of anything," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "Every day we show up it's important to win that day and that's the way it will continue."

Florida starter Scott Olsen (9-14) didn't retire a batter in the third. He gave up singles to Holliday, Helton and Atkins before walking Ryan Spilborghs to force in a run. Ross Wolf relieved and a run scored when first baseman Jason Wood dropped shortstop Hanley Ramirez's throw for an error that allowed Helton to score.

Olsen gave up six runs and eight hits in two-plus innings. He is winless in seven starts since Aug. 5.

"It wasn't a good day at all," Olsen said. "There have been a lot of these days this year."

Colorado extended its lead to 8-0 in the fourth on Holliday's two-run homer to left, his 32nd of the year. The ball hit a seat and caromed back onto the field, leaving umpires and Holliday unsure if it was a home run.

Holliday stood at third when third base umpire Chris Guccione ruled the ball in play, but Guccione changed the call to a home run after huddling with the other umpires.

Helton homered with Morales and Holliday aboard in the fifth to make it 11-0. Helton came out for a curtain call and tipped his cap. He has reached base via hit or walk in 18 consecutive games.

"It's just more fingerprints on a very elite position in the game, and one that you know you knock on wood and hopefully he'll end up in the Hall of Fame," Hurdle said. "He's been doing it for so long, has done some remarkable milestones."

Morales had faced the minimum through five innings when rain halted play for 30 minutes. After the delay, Matt Treanor and Brett Carroll singled to start the sixth, but Morales retired the next three batters.

"I don't know what we can do about Olsen," Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He makes good pitches to get to 0-2 and lets a slider up out over the plate and gets hurt."

Notes

  • LF Josh Willingham was out of Florida's starting lineup with a sore back.
  • Olsen had a one-inning outing on July 6 against Colorado in Miami.
  • Marlins 3B Miguel Cabrera has an 11-game hitting streak.
  • Colorado OF Brad Hawpe, batting .177 against left-handers, was not in the starting lineup.
 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Helton
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Colorado

F. Morales
IP 6.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 0
K 5
 
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS3010002 .333
    Paul Hoover, 1B1000001 .333
Dan Uggla, 2B3000012 .243
    Harvey Garcia, P0000000 .000
    Marcos Carvajal, P0000000 .000
   a- Todd Linden, PH1000000 .229
Jeremy Hermida, RF4000020 .287
Miguel Cabrera, 3B3010010 .323
    Alfredo Amezaga, PR-2B1000000 .264
Cody Ross, CF3000001 .327
Jason Wood, 1B-2B^3B3000011 .250
Matt Treanor, C3010010 .295
Brett Carroll, LF3010000 .194
Scott Olsen, P1000010 .184
    Ross Wolf, P0000000 .000
    Mauro Zarate, P0000000 .000
   b- Reggie Abercrombie, PH1000000 .205
    Robert Andino, SS1010000 .571
Totals3105007  
a-grounded out for Carvajal in the 9th
b-grounded out for Zarate in the 6th
Batting
2B - Robert Andino (1, Fuentes)
CS - Hanley Ramirez (13, 2nd base by Morales/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Cabrera-Uggla-Wood
E - Alfredo Amezaga (7, Throwing), Cody Ross (2, Dropped fly), Jason Wood (3, Missed catch of throw)
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen (L,9-14) 2866212 6.06
Ross Wolf 2322131 10.80
Mauro Zarate 1533011 19.29
Harvey Garcia 2100030 2.84
Marcos Carvajal 1322010 18.00
WP - Scott Olsen (8)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 53-32, Ross Wolf 48-30, Mauro Zarate 23-18, Harvey Garcia 21-14, Marcos Carvajal 25-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 2-2, Ross Wolf 2-2, Harvey Garcia 1-2
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 15, Ross Wolf 11, Mauro Zarate 8, Harvey Garcia 7, Marcos Carvajal 7
Colorado Rockies
Jamey Carroll, 2B5001004 .215
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3110101 .295
    Jorge Julio, P0000000 .000
   a- Seth Smith, PH-RF2000001 .000
Matt Holliday, LF5342010 .334
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
   b- Edwin Bellorin, PH1000002 .000
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
Todd Helton, 1B4233101 .316
    Joe Koshansky, PR-1B0000000 .000
Garrett Atkins, 3B4131001 .292
   c- Ian Stewart, PH-3B1000001 .211
Ryan Spilborghs, CF4231111 .296
Jeff Baker, RF-LF5230025 .235
Chris Iannetta, C5114024 .210
Franklin Morales, P3110023 .333
   d- Omar Quintanilla, PH-SS2011010 .242
Totals4413201339  
a-fouled out for Julio in the 7th
b-popped out for Fuentes in the 8th
c-grounded out for Atkins in the 7th
d-struck out for Morales in the 6th
Batting
2B - Matt Holliday (47, Zarate), Omar Quintanilla (4, Carvajal)
HR - Matt Holliday (32, Wolf), Todd Helton (14, Zarate), Garrett Atkins (23, Olsen), Chris Iannetta (4, Olsen)
SF - Jamey Carroll (2)
RBI - Jamey Carroll (20), Matt Holliday 2 (122), Todd Helton 3 (79), Garrett Atkins (103), Ryan Spilborghs (46), Chris Iannetta 4 (26), Omar Quintanilla (5)
2-OUT RBI - Todd Helton 3 (42)
Team LOB - 11
Colorado Rockies
Franklin Morales (W,2-2) 6300050 3.81
Jorge Julio 1100020 5.34
Brian Fuentes 1100000 3.33
Manuel Corpas 1000000 1.85
Pitches-Strikes - Franklin Morales 74-50, Jorge Julio 14-9, Brian Fuentes 10-8, Manuel Corpas 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Franklin Morales 7-5, Brian Fuentes 2-1, Manuel Corpas 2-1
Batters Faced - Franklin Morales 20, Jorge Julio 4, Brian Fuentes 4, Manuel Corpas 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19161
Game Time - 2:45
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Chris Guccione