DENVER (AP) — Brendan Rodgers hit three home runs, including a two-run walk-off drive in the 10th inning, to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 13-12 on Wednesday night for a doubleheader split.
Rodgers, who had a one-out ninth-inning double in Miami’s 14-1 route in the first game, went deep against Marlins lefty Trevor Rogers to lead off the second to give him hits in 19 straight games. Then his liner to left in the fifth inning gave him his first multi-homer game.
The magic came in the 10th, when he pulled a changeup from Cole Sulser (0-3) into the left-field seats to give the Rockies their first series win in eight tries.
In the first game, rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out nine to earn his first big league win, Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered and drove in four, and the Marlins had 21 hits.
Jesus Sanchez hit his second long home run in three days in the nightcap. Miguel Rojas and Willians Astudillo also went deep Avisail Garcia delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th, but Miami completed a 2-6 trip.
After Daniel Bard (3-2) worked around two walks in a scoreless ninth, he walked two more in the 10th and Garcia’s fly to center scored automatic runner Jon Berti.
Ryan McMahon tripled, doubled and drove in four for Colorado, which overcame three errors in the second game.
McMahon had a three-run triple in the third and an RBI double in a five-run fifth that put Colorado ahead 10-7. McMahon’s throwing error at third base into the sixth led to four unearned runs. But Brian Serven’s third RBI single of the game in the sixth tied it at 11.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez allowed seven runs — six earned — and three home runs over five innings. His ERA jumped to 6.71.
Sanchez, who smacked a 496-foot homer to the top of the third deck in right field on Monday, belted a 1-1 sinker 460 feet to right center for a two-run homer in a four-run fourth to put Miami ahead. The inning included throwing errors by Marquez and Rodgers at second base as Colorado’s defensive woes continued.
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In the first game, Cabrera, a 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic, used a fastball topping out at 99 mph with a slider and changeup to baffle Colorado’s lineup. He allowed one hit over six innings, overcoming four walks and two hit batters in the Marlins’ second win in seven games.
Cabrera hit Yonathan Daza above the left elbow with a 98 mph fastball to lead off the sixth, and then CJ Cron lined up to left for the Rockies’ first hit. Cabrera (1-0) later got Sam Hilliard to fly to left with the bases loaded to end the threat.
Chisholm hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning off Game 1 starter Antonio Senzatela (2-3), who gave up a career-high 13 hits and six runs in 5 1/3 innings in his first start after being sidelined with a sore back.
The Marlins were without Joey Wendle (hamstring) and Brian Anderson (back), who were both placed on the 10-day injured list. They didn’t need their offense in the opener: Everybody in Miami’s lineup had a hit by the fourth inning and the top five in the order went a combined 14 for 28.
Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk made his big-league pitching debut — a perfect ninth inning that included a 55 mph curveball.
Marlins: It’s the third time Wendle has been sidelined this season with a right hamstring strain. … Anderson should be able to return when he’s eligible on June 7, manager Don Mattingly said. … DH Garrett Cooper was pinch-hit for in the fourth inning of Game 2 due to muscle tightness in his right side. … C Nick Fortes stayed in after getting hit in the helmet by Chad Smith’s 97 mph pitch in the seventh in the opener.
Rockies: LHP prospect Ryan Rolison, on the 60-day injured list, is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist on June 13. … Black said Daza was sore after getting hit. He wasn’t in the Game 2 lineup, but pinch-ran in the 10th.
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Atlanta claimed Marlins INF Joe Dunand off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. Dunand went 3 for 10 with a homer in three games with Miami.
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