Colorado at Miami

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Rockies 3, Marlins 2 wire reports

MIAMI -- Jhouyls Chacin spent the week in Venezuela to attend his grandmother's funeral. He made it back to Miami for his start against the Marlins on Friday.

Chacin (12-7) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings while striking out five to help give the Colorado Rockies a 3-2 win over the Marlins.

"I was real excited to pitch," Chacin said. "It was a tough situation back home, but when I got here I wanted to have all of my concentration to try to throw strikes and a lot of innings."

The Rockies trailed 2-1 heading into the eighth before Michael Cuddyer hit an RBI single to tie it and Ryan Wheeler hit a go-ahead RBI double to help Chacin earn the victory.

"I've dealt with a similar situation a few years ago too and you just want to come out and perform well for them," Wheeler said. "I think for [Chacin] to be able to come out for seven innings is huge. I know that his grandmother is watching down on him and helping him out. I'm glad we were able to get him a couple runs there and get him off the hook."

Adam Ottavino pitched the eighth and Lex Brothers picked up his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

"I like [Brothers] in the game period, I don't care if it's the seventh, eighth, or ninth," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He's tough to hit so I like him in the game with the game on the line."

Cuddyer drove in two runs while Troy Tulowitzki extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a double in the first. Wilin Rosario had his hitting streak snapped at 13 with an 0-for-4 night.

Ed Lucas homered and Tom Koehler allowed one run in seven innings for Miami, which has lost four in a row.

With the Rockies trailing 2-1 in the eighth, Tulowitzki got the rally started with a one-out double to center off Chad Qualls (4-2).

Cuddyer followed with an RBI single to score Tulowitzki to tie the game. After Rosario grounded out, Wheeler gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead with a double to center for his first RBI of the season.

"Qualls has been good for us all year but in that eighth inning he was up in the zone and couldn't close them out," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Too bad, it would have been a nice win. It was a close game but our offense was pretty quiet."

Brothers retired the Marlins in order in the ninth to preserve the victory.

Lucas' home run to lead-off the fifth broke a scoreless tie. It was his third home run of the season and the first since July 22 at Colorado.

DJ LeMahieu responded with a triple to begin the sixth and scored on a groundout by Cuddyer to tie the game at 1.

"After we score on a big home run by Lucas, I can't go out there and allow the guy who leads off to hit a triple and say, `Here you go, come right back in the game,'" Koehler said. "Shut down innings are really important in that situation to put them away and I have to do a better job of doing that."

Lucas had a chance to give the Marlins the lead in the bottom of the sixth, but grounded out to end the inning with the bases loaded.

Jake Marisnick tripled to right in the seventh and scored on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs to give Miami a 2-1 lead.


Koehler also allowed one run in seven innings against the Rockies on July 22. ... Rockies RHP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) will have an MRI on Monday after suffering an injury on Wednesday at Philadelphia. "It doesn't look great," Weiss said. "His elbow is pretty sore." ... Chacin ran into Marlins third base coach Joe Espada when backing up third base. knocking Espada to the ground. ... Marlins phenom RHP Jose Fernandez (9-5, 2.41 ERA) will take the mound Saturday against Colorado RHP Jeff Manship (0-3, 7.80 ERA).

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E. Lucas
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

M. Cuddyer
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0

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Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF4000112 .264
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4120000 .276
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3120100 .319
Michael Cuddyer, RF-1B4112013 .327
Wilin Rosario, C4000002 .283
Ryan Wheeler, 1B4011011 .143
Nolan Arenado, 3B4010021 .264
Charlie Blackmon, LF-RF4010021 .265
Jhoulys Chacin, P3010011 .196
   Corey Dickerson, LF1000010 .295
2B - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (23, Koehler), Ryan Wheeler (2, Qualls), Nolan Arenado (22, Koehler)
3B - DJ LeMahieu (3, Koehler)
RBI - Michael Cuddyer 2 (68), Ryan Wheeler (1)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Wheeler (1)
Team LOB - 7
DP - LeMahieu-Tulowitzki-Wheeler
Colorado Rockies
Jhoulys Chacin (W,12-7) 7422451 3.22
Adam Ottavino (H,3) 1000020 2.92
Rex Brothers (S,12) 1000020 1.48
Pitches-Strikes - Jhoulys Chacin 103-65, Adam Ottavino 12-10, Rex Brothers 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jhoulys Chacin 10-5, Rex Brothers 1-0
Batters Faced - Jhoulys Chacin 28, Adam Ottavino 3, Rex Brothers 3
Miami Marlins
Christian Yelich, LF4000021 .260
Donovan Solano, 2B4020010 .263
Giancarlo Stanton, RF2000221 .249
Logan Morrison, 1B3000102 .272
Ed Lucas, 3B4111003 .248
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4000010 .231
Jacob Marisnick, CF4110010 .185
Jeff Mathis, C2000110 .195
Tom Koehler, P2000010 .071
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Koehler in the 7th
2B - Donovan Solano (7, Chacin)
3B - Jacob Marisnick (1, Chacin)
HR - Ed Lucas (3, Chacin)
SF - Greg Dobbs (3)
RBI - Ed Lucas (18), Greg Dobbs (21)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Solano-Hechavarria-Morrison
Miami Marlins
Tom Koehler 7611250 4.45
Chad Qualls (L,4-2; BS,2) 1322010 3.08
Mike Dunn 1000030 2.98
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 101-59, Chad Qualls 22-15, Mike Dunn 10-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 10-5, Chad Qualls 1-1
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 28, Chad Qualls 6, Mike Dunn 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19253
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West