Adam Duvall, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Starling Marte homered during a six-run second inning, leading the host Miami Marlins to an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
Colorado is now 5-24 away from home, the worst road record in the majors.
The good news for the Rockies was the return of two-time All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, who went 1-for-3 with one walk and one run scored. He had been out since May 27 due to an elbow injury.
Rookie Trevor Rogers (7-3) pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win since May 19.
Rogers, who was named the National League’s Rookie of the Month for April and May, pitched six scoreless innings before running into trouble in the seventh. In total, he allowed two runs on four hits with one walk while striking out eight. His ERA, which was fifth-best in the NL at 1.97 to start the night, went up slightly to 2.02.
The Marlins took two of three from the Rockies and won their first series since taking two of three from the New York Mets on May 21-23. They banged out 16 hits, with Marte going 4-for-5 for his second four-hit game of the season.
South Florida native Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-4) took the loss after allowing eight runs on 11 hits in five innings.
Gonzalez fell behind the Marlins after Corey Dickerson singled to lead off the second, and Duvall followed with his 11th homer of the season and his second in two days. Gonzalez was one strike from exiting the inning trailing only 2-0 when Chisholm hammered a three-run homer — a shot that carried 431 feet to make it the longest blast in Miami this year.
Marte capped the scoring in the inning with his homer just four pitches later.
Miami extended its lead to 8-0 in the fifth inning. Jorge Alfaro had a two-out double and scored on Jose Devers’ single. Jon Berti followed with an RBI double.
The Marlins added three more runs in the sixth, scoring on a passed ball charged to Elias Diaz, Jesus Aguilar’s RBI double and Alfaro’s run-scoring single.
Colorado finally got on the board in the seventh inning on Brendan Rodgers’ solo homer. Story followed with an infield single, went to third on Ryan McMahon’s double and scored on Yonathan Daza’s RBI groundout.
Rodgers hit an RBI single and McMahon added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, but Colorado’s rally fell far short.
–Field Level Media