Rojas, Marlins break loose, top Rockies 7-3 for 1st win

MIAMI (AP) Hits were difficult to come by in Miami's first two regular season games. The early offensive malaise finally ended Saturday night.

Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado each had three hits, and the Marlins won for the first time this season, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-3.

Limited to a total of six hits in a pair of losses to Colorado earlier this week, the Marlins broke loose for 16 hits against starter Tyler Anderson and four relievers.

''We put things together today,'' Rojas said. ''We're not going to depend on the three-run homer. That's for sure. But if it happens, it will be great.''

It wasn't even the biggest loss of the day for Colorado. First baseman Daniel Murphy, signed to a two-year deal during the offseason, said after the game he had broken the index finger on his left hand and is out indefinitely.

Miami's Lewis Brinson, who scored twice, Rossell Herrera and Chad Wallach each had two hits. Rojas doubled twice and drove in three runs.

''A lot of firsts tonight, we got our first win out of the way,'' Miami manager Don Mattingly said. ''We had a lot of guys who didn't have hits, they had hits. There is a lot of size in that room right now.''

Pablo Lopez (1-0) allowed five hits and three runs and struck out a career-high seven in 5 1/3 innings. He was lifted after retiring Trevor Story on a flyball that ended an 11-pitch at-bat.

''Tough guy, great hitter,'' Lopez said of Story. ''He has a good approach, smart. It's a battle. I tried to mix all my pitches. I gave everything I had. I had my defense behind me. It felt really good winning that little battle there.''

Lopez's performance followed his solid spring in which he went 3-0 with an 0.90 ERA in 20 2/3 innings.

Five Marlins relievers kept Colorado scoreless through the final 3 2/3 innings.

Rojas and Herrera capitalized on Anderson's first pitches with hits that keyed a three-run fourth for a 5-2 lead. Rojas' double to left center scored two and Herrera followed with an RBI single.

Anderson (0-1) gave up five runs, nine hits and struck out four in five innings.

Miami added two runs in the seventh on Prado's RBI single and Curtis Granderson's safety squeeze bunt single that scored Brinson.

''The big blow was the first-pitch fastball to Rojas for the double that scored a couple of runs,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said.

WEB GEMS

Not lost in the Marlins offensive output were standout defensive plays by 3B Brian Anderson and OF Brinson. Anderson dived for Chris Iannetta's hard grounder down the line, reached his feet and threw high to first, where Prado leaped and tagged Iannetta out to start the fifth. Iannetta was robbed again in the eighth, when Brinson dove and grabbed his sinking liner to center.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Murphy injured the finger while diving to stop a sharp grounder in the fourth inning of Friday's game against Miami. Although Murphy remained in the game and had his first hit as a Rockie in the ninth, swelling on his finger worsened overnight. Murphy got X-rays on Saturday and will visit a hand specialist Monday.

Marlins: P Jose Urena expects to make his second start against the New York Mets on Tuesday as he recovers from the line drive he took behind his left leg off a hit ball by Dahl in the second inning of the season opener Thursday.

UP NEXT

RHP Jon Gray will start the series finale for the Rockies on Sunday while the Marlins will go with RHP Sandy Alcantara.

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  • W: P. Lopez (1-0)L: T. Anderson (0-1)
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R. McMahon 1B40200020.400.500.5001.0001.0
I. Desmond CF40110021.154.154.231.3851.0
G. Hampson 2B41100023.200.200.200.4001.0
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  • a-struck out for McGee in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Shaw in the 9th
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B. Anderson 3B50100012.083.154.083.2370.5
S. Castro 2B51100011.167.167.167.3331.5
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  • a-popped out for Kinley in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Romo in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - D. Dahl
  • SF - D. Dahl
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (3), D. Dahl (3), I. Desmond (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl, N. Arenado 2 (2), G. Hampson, C. Iannetta 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas 2 (2), L. Brinson, C. Wallach
  • SF - C. Granderson
  • RBI - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera, M. Prado, C. Granderson 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera 4 (4), B. Anderson, S. Castro
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Hampson-McMahon)
  • E - C. Blackmon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.09550309.001.80-2.5
J. McGee1.02000000.002.001.0
D. Johnson0.132200010.801.80-5.0
M. Dunn0.21001000.001.50-2.0
B. Shaw1.01000000.000.502.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.0
J. McGee1.0
D. Johnson0.1
M. Dunn0.2
B. Shaw1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)5.15330705.060.9417.5
T. Kinley (H, 1)0.22000200.001.20-1.0
A. Conley (H, 1)0.21000105.401.80-0.5
S. Romo (H, 1)0.100000054.006.000.0
N. Anderson1.00000300.000.004.5
D. Steckenrider1.00000100.000.503.5
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)5.1
T. Kinley (H, 1)0.2
A. Conley (H, 1)0.2
S. Romo (H, 1)0.1
N. Anderson1.0
D. Steckenrider1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 85-62, J. McGee 21-14, D. Johnson 16-12, M. Dunn 8-4, B. Shaw 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-5, D. Johnson 1-0, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 5, D. Johnson 4, M. Dunn 4, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Lopez
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 88-62, T. Kinley 16-10, A. Conley 10-6, S. Romo 4-2, N. Anderson 20-14, D. Steckenrider 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 2-7, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 22, T. Kinley 4, A. Conley 3, S. Romo, N. Anderson 3, D. Steckenrider 3
  • Balks - P. Lopez
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B41100002.286.286.357.6432.0
T. Story SS40000021.182.308.455.762-1.0
R. McMahon 1B40200020.400.500.5001.0001.0
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  • a-struck out for McGee in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Shaw in the 9th
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R. Herrera RF50210004.300.300.300.6003.0
B. Anderson 3B50100012.083.154.083.2370.5
S. Castro 2B51100011.167.167.167.3331.5
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M. Prado 1B42310000.333.333.333.6676.0
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  • a-popped out for Kinley in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Romo in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - D. Dahl
  • SF - D. Dahl
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (3), D. Dahl (3), I. Desmond (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl, N. Arenado 2 (2), G. Hampson, C. Iannetta 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas 2 (2), L. Brinson, C. Wallach
  • SF - C. Granderson
  • RBI - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera, M. Prado, C. Granderson 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), R. Herrera 4 (4), B. Anderson, S. Castro
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Hampson-McMahon)
  • E - C. Blackmon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.09550309.001.80-2.5
J. McGee1.02000000.002.001.0
D. Johnson0.132200010.801.80-5.0
M. Dunn0.21001000.001.50-2.0
B. Shaw1.01000000.000.502.0
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PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.0
J. McGee1.0
D. Johnson0.1
M. Dunn0.2
B. Shaw1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)5.15330705.060.9417.5
T. Kinley (H, 1)0.22000200.001.20-1.0
A. Conley (H, 1)0.21000105.401.80-0.5
S. Romo (H, 1)0.100000054.006.000.0
N. Anderson1.00000300.000.004.5
D. Steckenrider1.00000100.000.503.5
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PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)5.1
T. Kinley (H, 1)0.2
A. Conley (H, 1)0.2
S. Romo (H, 1)0.1
N. Anderson1.0
D. Steckenrider1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 85-62, J. McGee 21-14, D. Johnson 16-12, M. Dunn 8-4, B. Shaw 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-5, D. Johnson 1-0, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 5, D. Johnson 4, M. Dunn 4, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Lopez
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 88-62, T. Kinley 16-10, A. Conley 10-6, S. Romo 4-2, N. Anderson 20-14, D. Steckenrider 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 2-7, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 22, T. Kinley 4, A. Conley 3, S. Romo, N. Anderson 3, D. Steckenrider 3
  • Balks - P. Lopez
  • 7TH INNING
    Granderson reached on bunt single to pitcher, Brinson scored, Prado to second37
    Prado singled to left, Castro scored, Brinson to third36
  • 6TH INNING
    Desmond singled to center, Arenado scored, McMahon to second35
  • 4TH INNING
    Herrera singled to left, Rojas scored, Herrera to second25
    Rojas doubled to left center, Prado and Wallach scored24
  • 3RD INNING
    Dahl hit sacrifice fly to left, Iannetta scored22
    Blackmon reached on an infield single to second, Hampson scored, Iannetta to third12
  • 2ND INNING
    Rojas doubled to shallow right, Prado scored, Lopez to third02
    Granderson hit sacrifice fly to left, Brinson scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hampson popped out to third
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta lined out to center
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Bryan Shaw
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson pitching
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Mike Dunn
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera singled to left
    • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second, Herrera out at second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jake McGee
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Dahl tripled to deep center
    • Sergio Romo relieved Adam Conley
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D.J. Johnson pitching
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro singled to left
    • L. Brinson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Brinson singled to left, Castro to second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Prado singled to left, Castro scored, Brinson to third
    • Mike Dunn relieved D.J. Johnson
    • C. Granderson: Granderson reached on bunt single to pitcher, Brinson scored, Prado to second
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wallach walked, Prado to third, Granderson to second
    • Neil Walker hit for Sergio Romo
    • N. Walker: Walker flied out to center
    • M. Rojas: Rojas flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado singled to left
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story flied out to center
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Pablo Lopez
    • R. McMahon: McMahon singled to center, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond singled to center, Arenado scored, McMahon to second
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Tyler Anderson
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson flied out to deep center
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wallach singled to right, Wallach to second on right fielder Blackmon fielding error
    • Garrett Cooper hit for Tyler Kinley
    • G. Cooper: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cooper popped out to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas reached on an infield single to shortstop, Wallach to third
    • R. Herrera: Herrera lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to third
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brinson grounded out to third
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Prado flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McMahon reached on an infield single to second
    • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Prado singled to right center
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson flied out to center
    • C. Wallach: Wallach doubled to deep center, Prado to third
    • P. Lopez: Strike swinging, Lopez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Rojas doubled to left center, Prado and Wallach scored
    • R. Herrera: Herrera singled to left, Rojas scored, Herrera to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Hampson singled to right center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta hit by pitch, Hampson to second
    • T. Anderson: Hampson to third, Iannetta to second on balk, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Anderson popped out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Blackmon reached on an infield single to second, Hampson scored, Iannetta to third
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike (foul tip), Dahl hit sacrifice fly to left, Iannetta scored
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson lined out to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to first
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story flied out to right
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Desmond lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Brinson doubled to deep left
    • M. Prado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Prado reached on an infield single to second, Brinson to third
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson hit sacrifice fly to left, Brinson scored
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • P. Lopez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lopez singled to center, Prado to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas doubled to shallow right, Prado scored, Lopez to third
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Herrera grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Arenado lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas lined out to left
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson singled to right
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)