Blackmon has 3 hits, Rockies 2-hit Marlins 6-1

MIAMI (AP) Charlie Blackmon barely got his line drive into fair territory to give Colorado the lead. Ian Desmond barely got high enough to rob Lewis Brinson of a homer and preserve that lead.

For eight innings, the Rockies did just enough.

In the ninth, they busted out in a big way.

Blackmon had three hits and two RBIs, German Marquez struck out seven in six innings and Colorado scored four ninth-inning runs to cap a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Marquez (1-0) and three relievers combined to limit the Marlins to two hits.

''Overall, he pitched great,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He got a feel for his breaking ball. The fastball had good carry and life all night.''

Nolan Arenado and Tony Wolters each had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies. Marquez (1-0) allowed two hits and one run, and the Rockies have yielded only six hits in the season's first two games.

''Baseball is a mental game and you have to remain under control,'' Marquez said.

The four-run Rockies ninth disappointed the few fans that remained from the 6,503 paid attendance for Miami's second game of the season. Adam Conley (0-1), the second of five Miami pitchers, gave up two hits and the go-ahead run in the seventh.

Marlins starter Trevor Richards gave up four hits and one run in six innings. The four Miami relievers allowed seven hits and five runs in three innings, four of those runs getting charged to Sergio Romo.

''Early in the game I was kind of not throwing exactly how I wanted to,'' Richards said. ''But I was able to settle in.''

Curtis Granderson hit his first homer for Miami, which has four runs this season - all off solo homers. Brinson nearly tied it for Miami in the eighth, but his fly to nearly straightaway center field in cavernous Marlins Park was caught near the top of the wall by Desmond.

''I was able to get a good jump on it,'' Desmond said.

After that, the Marlins fell apart. Colorado's four runs in the ninth came on five hits, one of those hits awarded on a botched pop-up to short left and another coming on a misplayed liner to center.

The Marlins were hitless through three innings for the second straight day, until Granderson connected on his 333rd career home run to open the fourth. The Rockies tied it in the sixth, when David Dahl's rapidly decelerating grounder into right field was enough to allow Trevor Story - the recipient of a two-out walk one batter earlier - to score all the way from first.

And then Miami wasted big chances in its half of the sixth.

Miami went scoreless that inning despite getting an infield single by Rosell Herrera (after replay overturned the original out call), two walks, two wild pitches and one hit batter. Herrera was thrown out trying to steal second, one of two would-be swipers caught by Wolters on the night, and Starlin Castro grounded to short with the bases loaded to end the frame.

''We're better than this,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''I think our guys know it. You never know quite how you're going to get out of the box coming out of spring training.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy was shaken up in the fourth inning, injuring his left hand as he sprawled to field a grounder. Murphy winced while being evaluated but stayed in the game.

STARTING FAST

This is the first time since 2009 that the Marlins have four home runs in the season's first two games.

4 FOR 4

This is a four-game series with four different first-pitch start times; it was 4:10 p.m. ET on Thursday and 7:10 on Friday, followed by 6:10 on Saturday and 1:10 on Sunday. Both teams are scheduled for only one more of those all season - the Miami at Washington series May 24-27, and the Colorado at St. Louis series Aug. 22-25.

UP NEXT

LHP Tyler Anderson (7-9, 4.55 in 2018) starts for Colorado against Miami RHP Pablo Lopez (2-4, 4.14 in 10 starts last season).

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  • W: G. Marquez (1-0)L: A. Conley (0-1)
  • HR: MIA - C. Granderson (1)
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  • a-popped out for Marquez in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Dunn in the 9th
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B. Anderson 3B30000121.000.125.000.1250.0
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  • a-grounded out for Guerrero in the 9th
  • b-singled for Richards in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon, D. Dahl (2), R. McMahon, T. Wolters
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (2), N. Arenado, T. Story (2), D. Dahl (2), T. Wolters
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon, D. Dahl
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy, T. Story 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4), G. Marquez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Granderson
  • RBI - C. Granderson
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Granderson, R. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wolters-McMahon)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 1-0)6.02113711.500.8325.5
D. Johnson (H, 1)1.10000100.000.003.5
M. Dunn (H, 1)0.20000000.000.000.0
B. Shaw1.00000100.000.003.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 1-0)6.0
D. Johnson (H, 1)1.1
M. Dunn (H, 1)0.2
B. Shaw1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards6.04112401.501.0016.0
A. Conley (L, 0-1)1.02110009.002.00-5.0
D. Steckenrider1.00001000.001.002.0
S. Romo0.1344100108.0012.00-8.0
T. Guerrero0.22000100.001.20-1.5
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez 2 (2)
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-59, D. Johnson 15-10, M. Dunn 9-6, B. Shaw 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-1, D. Johnson 1-2, M. Dunn 2-0, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, D. Johnson 4, M. Dunn 2, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Guerrero
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 81-52, A. Conley 17-10, D. Steckenrider 14-7, S. Romo 20-11, T. Guerrero 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 6-8, A. Conley 1-2, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, A. Conley 5, D. Steckenrider 4, S. Romo 5, T. Guerrero 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B50210011.300.300.400.7002.5
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D. Dahl LF40110122.500.556.7501.3063.0
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T. Wolters C41210001.500.500.7501.2505.0
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  • b-grounded out for Dunn in the 9th
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B. Anderson 3B30000121.000.125.000.1250.0
N. Walker 1B30000010.250.4001.0001.4000.5
S. Castro 2B30000003.143.143.143.2860.0
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G. Cooper RF20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas 2B10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
J. Riddle SS30000020.250.2501.0001.250-1.0
J. Alfaro C30000020.167.286.667.952-1.0
L. Brinson CF30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
T. Richards P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Guerrero in the 9th
  • b-singled for Richards in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon, D. Dahl (2), R. McMahon, T. Wolters
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (2), N. Arenado, T. Story (2), D. Dahl (2), T. Wolters
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon, D. Dahl
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy, T. Story 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4), G. Marquez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Granderson
  • RBI - C. Granderson
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Granderson, R. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wolters-McMahon)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 1-0)6.02113711.500.8325.5
D. Johnson (H, 1)1.10000100.000.003.5
M. Dunn (H, 1)0.20000000.000.000.0
B. Shaw1.00000100.000.003.5
Total9.0211391---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 1-0)6.0
D. Johnson (H, 1)1.1
M. Dunn (H, 1)0.2
B. Shaw1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards6.04112401.501.0016.0
A. Conley (L, 0-1)1.02110009.002.00-5.0
D. Steckenrider1.00001000.001.002.0
S. Romo0.1344100108.0012.00-8.0
T. Guerrero0.22000100.001.20-1.5
Total9.01166450---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards6.0
A. Conley (L, 0-1)1.0
D. Steckenrider1.0
S. Romo0.1
T. Guerrero0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez 2 (2)
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-59, D. Johnson 15-10, M. Dunn 9-6, B. Shaw 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-1, D. Johnson 1-2, M. Dunn 2-0, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, D. Johnson 4, M. Dunn 2, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Guerrero
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 81-52, A. Conley 17-10, D. Steckenrider 14-7, S. Romo 20-11, T. Guerrero 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 6-8, A. Conley 1-2, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, A. Conley 5, D. Steckenrider 4, S. Romo 5, T. Guerrero 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Story singled to center, Murphy scored, Arenado to second61
    Arenado singled to shallow right, Blackmon scored, Murphy to second51
    Blackmon singled to left, Wolters scored41
    Wolters doubled to deep right, McMahon scored31
  • 7TH INNING
    Blackmon doubled to left, McMahon scored21
  • 6TH INNING
    Dahl doubled to right, Story scored11
  • 4TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sergio Romo relieved Drew Steckenrider
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wolters doubled to deep right, McMahon scored
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Mike Dunn
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Tapia grounded out to catcher
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to left, Wolters scored
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon stole second, Murphy singled to shallow left
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Sergio Romo
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado singled to shallow right, Blackmon scored, Murphy to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story singled to center, Murphy scored, Arenado to second
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado to third, Story to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Desmond flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walker flied out to deep center
    • Martin Prado hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Prado grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Adam Conley
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado lined out to center
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Story flied out to center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked
    • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Desmond flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Johnson Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brinson flied out to deep center
    • Mike Dunn relieved D.J. Johnson
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • Miguel Rojas at second base
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon doubled to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters lined out to third
    • Garrett Hampson hit for German Marquez
    • G. Hampson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hampson popped out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon doubled to left, McMahon scored
    • D. Murphy: Murphy grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D.J. Johnson pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Rojas flied out to deep left
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alfaro grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike swinging, Murphy grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • D. Dahl: Dahl doubled to right, Story scored
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Trevor Richards
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Herrera reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Granderson to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Granderson to third on wild pitch, Ball, Anderson walked
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker hit by pitch, Anderson to second
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Wolters lined out to right
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Strike looking, Marquez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • R. McMahon: McMahon lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson homered to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to first
    • N. Walker: Ball, Walker grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. Murphy: Murphy flied out to deep center
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado singled to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • T. Richards: Ball, Strike looking, Richards grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dahl grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond lined out to left
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to left, McMahon to second
    • G. Marquez: Marquez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Wolters out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to second
    • G. Cooper: Cooper lined out to right
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to shallow left
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy flied out to left
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Story grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)