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MIAMI (AP) – Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-out homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Hechavarria drove a slider from reliever Boone Logan (0-2) into the trees in straightaway center field. It was Hechavarria’s first homer since April 25.
Marcell Ozuna had a two-out, two-run single in the first inning to help the Marlins take two of three in the series.
Carlos Gonzalez tied the game at 2 in the seventh with a solo homer. The Rockies had a chance in the ninth with two outs and runners on first and second, but Sam Dyson (3-2) got pinch-hitter Ben Paulsen to ground out.
A.J. Ramos closed in the 10th for his seventh save. He struck out Troy Tulowitzki as the Rockies shortstop tried to back away from an inside pitch. Plate umpire Mike DiMuro ruled Tulowitzki was in the act of swinging.
Jose Urena pitched six innings of three-hit ball and was in line for his first major league win, but the Miami bullpen couldn’t protect a 2-1 lead. Urena kept the Rockies off balance with a fastball that routinely hit 95 mph. He was taken out for Carter Capps in the seventh.
Capps promptly gave up the homer by Gonzalez, the first homer the usually reliable reliever has allowed all season. Capps hung a slider that Gonzalez lined just over the fence in right. It was Gonzalez’s second straight game with a home run.
Kyle Kendrick settled in after a rocky start and retired 12 straight before Dee Gordon’s single in the fifth. Kendrick lasted seven innings and allowed two runs against a team he’s typically bottled up in the past.
Kendrick is 14-3 with a 3.40 ERA versus the Marlins. He’s tied with Livan Hernandez for the fifth-most wins against Miami, behind Greg Maddux (19), Tom Glavine (17), Tim Hudson (15) and John Smoltz (15).
Miami had back-to-back singles off Kendrick to begin the game. Just when it looked as though Kendrick might wiggle out of trouble, Ozuna delivered a two-run single to left. Ozuna is hitting .455 with 10 RBIs against Colorado in 11 career games.
Marlins: Reliever Bryan Morris doesn’t expect to miss much time after leaving Saturday’s game in the sixth inning with a strained lower back. … Manager Dan Jennings said RHP Jose Fernandez (Tommy John surgery) will throw Monday for Class A Jupiter. … RHP Mat Latos (left knee) will make a start Monday with Triple-A New Orleans. … RHP Jarred Cosart (vertigo) is scheduled to make a rehab start with New Orleans sometime this week.
Rockies: LF Corey Dickerson, placed on the 15-day disabled list May 19 because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, will play Monday in an extended spring training game in Scottsdale, Arizona. … Although reliever Rafael Betancourt is struggling, manager Walt Weiss said there’s nothing wrong with his arm. “He’ll be fine,” Weiss said.
Marlins: LHP Brad Hand (1-1, 4.24 ERA) takes the mound Monday as Miami opens a three-game series in Toronto. The Blue Jays counter with RHP Marco Estrada (2-3, 3.77)
Rockies: RHP David Hale (1-0, 4.26) will be recalled when the Rockies host St. Louis on Monday. RHP John Lackey (4-3, 2.93) goes for the Cardinals.
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