Inning after inning, the Colorado Rockies kept pitching out of jams to preserve a lead, until a blooper dropped in shallow left field in the eighth inning for the Miami Marlins.
After a long offseason following the second worst season in franchise history, the Miami Marlins will take the field again at Marlins Park Monday night to open what the team and fans hope will be a much better season.
Jeff Baker and the Miami Marlins have completed their $3.7 million, two-year contract.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run home run in the first inning, Martin Prado tied a career best with four hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Monday night.
The Marlins couldn’t get the big hit and then Mother Nature ended their night. Starlin Castro homered and the Chicago Cubs batted around in a four-run seventh inning to beat Miami 5-1 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night.