Colorado at Florida

W: C. Volstad (9-9) L: A. Cook (10-5)
HR: COL - C. Gonzalez (5)   FLA - H. Ramirez (18), C. Coghlan (7)

Ramirez powers Marlins over Rockies in Game 1 wire reports

MIAMI -- Chris Volstad joined his Florida teammates on their hitting tear -- and he pitched a pretty good game, too.

Volstad hit a two-run single in a five-run second and the Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Volstad's broken-bat single to right scored Dan Uggla and Cody Ross and snapped a 1-all tie. Coghlan followed with a three-run homer, his seventh of the season.

"I just put it in the right spot, I'll take it," Volstad said.

  Game 2: Rockies 7, Marlins 3

The huge advantage was sufficient for Volstad to win his fifth game in six decisions. Volstad (9-9) gave up one run, four hits, walked four and struck out five in five-plus innings.

"The team did another great job of scoring runs," Volstad said. "You can't ask for anything more as a pitcher."

Ross had four hits and Coghlan and Hanley Ramirez each homered and went 3 for 5 as Florida finished with 17 hits. The Marlins now have 10 or more hits in 12 straight games.

"I think hitting is contagious," Coghlan said. "For me, to be able to get some hits in front of Hanley and the guys behind me it's great. Everybody is seeing the ball well."

Rockies starter Aaron Cook (10-5) left after surrendering Ross Gload's bases-loaded RBI single in the third. Cook pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowed seven runs, eight hits, walked three and struck out two. He has lost two straight decisions after a seven-win streak.

None of the Colorado Rockies players or manager Jim Tracy were made available between games.

The Rockies scored twice in the seventh, cutting Florida's lead to 7-3. Pinch-hitter Ryan Spilborghs hit a run scoring double and later scored on Carlos Gonzalez's sacrifice fly off Florida reliever Dan Meyer, who replaced Volstad in the sixth.

Florida scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on Gload's sacrifice fly and Wes Helms' pinch-hit single. Ross' run-scoring single scored Ramirez in the eighth.

Gonzalez's solo homer in the top of the first put Colorado ahead 1-0. Gonzalez hit Volstad's 3-2 pitch over the fence in right for his fifth home run of the year.

The Marlins tied it in the bottom of the first on Ramirez's 18th home run of the season. Ramirez drove Cook's pitch above the wall in left.


  • Marlins 1B Nick Johnson left the game in the top of the second with a right hamstring strain. Johnson flied out to left in his only at-bat in the first. Gload moved from right field to first base and Jeremy Hermida took over in right.
  • Ian Stewart extended his hitting streak to eight with a two-out double in the eighth.
  • Ramirez's home run off Cook was the first allowed by a Rockies starter in five games.
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Hanley Ramirez goes deep in the first inning to get things started for Florida.  (US Presswire)
Hanley Ramirez goes deep in the first inning to get things started for Florida. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game

C. Coghlan
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1

C. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF5010022 .270
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4122001 .279
Todd Helton, 1B2000203 .321
    Omar Quintanilla, SS0000000 .178
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3010112 .278
    Joe Beimel, P0000000 .000
Brad Hawpe, RF4010012 .305
Ian Stewart, 3B4010023 .234
Clint Barmes, 2B4000034 .249
Chris Iannetta, C3100101 .229
Aaron Cook, P0000100 .122
    Josh Fogg, P1000000 .125
   a- Ryan Spilborghs, PH1111000 .253
    Matt Daley, P0000000 .000
    Garrett Atkins, 1B0000100 .227
a-doubled for Fogg in the 7th
2B - Brad Hawpe (33, Volstad), Ian Stewart (18, Pinto), Ryan Spilborghs (20, Meyer)
HR - Carlos Gonzalez (5, Volstad)
SF - Carlos Gonzalez (2)
RBI - Carlos Gonzalez 2 (15), Ryan Spilborghs (39)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Carlos Gonzalez 1, Brad Hawpe 1
DP - Hawpe-Stewart-Barmes
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook (L,10-5) 2.1877322 4.31
Josh Fogg 3.2200130 2.19
Matt Daley 1422100 3.41
Joe Beimel 1311120 3.72
WP - Aaron Cook (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 70-39, Josh Fogg 48-30, Matt Daley 30-21, Joe Beimel 28-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 3-1, Josh Fogg 2-6, Matt Daley 1-1
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 17, Josh Fogg 14, Matt Daley 7, Joe Beimel 7
Florida Marlins
Chris Coghlan, LF5133013 .287
Nick Johnson, 1B1000000 .296
    Jeremy Hermida, RF3000102 .256
Hanley Ramirez, SS5231021 .357
Jorge Cantu, 3B-1B5010002 .279
John Baker, C4220122 .281
Dan Uggla, 2B2210302 .242
Cody Ross, CF5141000 .269
Ross Gload, RF-1B3112113 .273
    Kiko Calero, P0000000 .000
Chris Volstad, P3112013 .136
    Dan Meyer, P0000000 .000
   a- Wes Helms, PH1011000 .277
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
   b- Emilio Bonifacio, PH-3B1000003 .251
a-singled for Meyer in the 7th
b-flied out for Pinto in the 8th
2B - Hanley Ramirez (36, Beimel), John Baker 2 (22, Fogg, Daley)
HR - Chris Coghlan (7, Cook), Hanley Ramirez (18, Cook)
SF - Ross Gload (2)
RBI - Chris Coghlan 3 (33), Hanley Ramirez (82), Cody Ross (65), Ross Gload 2 (22), Chris Volstad 2 (3), Wes Helms (25)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (43), Wes Helms (11)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Cantu-N. Johnson, H. Ramirez-Gload
Florida Marlins
Chris Volstad (W,9-9) 5411451 4.61
Dan Meyer 2222120 2.76
Renyel Pinto 1100020 2.42
Kiko Calero 1000100 1.90
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Volstad 100-58, Dan Meyer 33-21, Renyel Pinto 22-13, Kiko Calero 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Volstad 4-5, Dan Meyer 2-1, Renyel Pinto 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Volstad 22, Dan Meyer 8, Renyel Pinto 4, Kiko Calero 4
Game Information
Attendance - 0
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 90
Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Damien Beal, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Mark Wegner